Best Registered Agent for a Non-Profit Corporation

By Justin Damiani Monday, August 31, 2020

delaware non-profitHarvard Business Services, Inc. (HBS) continues to offer the lowest Delaware Registered Agent fee in the industry and clients that have formed Delaware companies continue to change to Delaware Registered Agent Services from HBS, daily. 

We also continue to receive inquiries daily regarding changing the Registered Agent for existing Delaware Non-Profit Corporations. The first question you may ask is how much does it cost? And then next, what forms do I need to fill out or file with the state? Or, what do you offer as a Delaware Registered Agent?

We can certainly assist with the process as we can prepare and file the Change of Registered Agent and Registered Office certificate with the state for approval for just $5 for a Non-Profit entity. We will prepare and file this form for our exact cost of $5 for a Non-Profit Corporation, plus we'll give you your first year's agent fee for free. We generally receive the date-stamped copy back typically within 3 to 5 business days as we make the process as easy and stress free as possible.

As the Delaware Registered Agent, HBS will essentially serve as the liaison between the entity and Delaware Division of Corporations. HBS is responsible for receiving and forwarding any government notices, legal documents and any correspondence from the Delaware Division of Corporations to the company in a timely manner as the Registered Agent. And as the Delaware Registered Agent, HBS will certainly send reminders to the entity with plenty of notice as to when the annual Delaware fees are due so that the company remains active and compliant in Delaware.

In fact, your Registered Agent fee will be fixed for the life of your company at $50.00 per year, per company, as long as you keep your company in good standing. No other agent guarantees this fixed rate and others sometimes do raise their rates every year which is why when clients compare the different Registered Agents, they tend to select our services.

Perhaps, after reading this information you’re considering forming a new Delaware Non-Profit Entity. For a Delaware Non-Profit entity and for all Delaware companies, the state does require that each company have a Registered Agent based inside of Delaware.

Forming a new Delaware Non-Profit Corporation involves the preparation and filing of the Certificate of Incorporation with the state for approval. The Certificate will generally include the name of the entity, the name and address of the Registered Agent in Delaware and the company mission statement. The document will also specify that the entity will be obtaining the non-profit tax status from the IRS.

It’s also important to note that forming a Non-Profit Corporation also requires submitting the proper application to the IRS, within 15 months of the formation, for non-profit status. This is accomplished by submitting IRS Form 1023. And often times, clients will work with a tax professional convenient to them or their location for assistance with filing the necessary documents with the IRS.

If you have any questions or if you would like to change the Delaware Registered Agent to HBS for your existing Non-Profit entity or even form a new Delaware Non-Profit Corporation, I will be happy to assist. Feel free to contact me via email at justin@delawareinc.com or I can be reached directly at 1-800-345-2677 or 1-302-645-7400 ext. 6144.

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