Compliance

Corporate compliance is the steps a corporation takes to make sure its corporate veil cannot be pierced. In order to maintain compliance, a company must stay current on all its annual maintenance requirements. Learn more about corporate maintenance requirements here.

How to Register to Do Business in California By Andrew Millman Tuesday, November 30, 2021 how to register a business in californiaHow exactly do you determine whether or not your company is technically “doing business” in California? This may seem like an easy question, but it is a difficult one for business owners who may be on the hook for more taxes. In this article, learn basic questions to determine whether or not you are ‘doing business’ in California... Read More
What Is a DUNS Number Used For? By Devin Scott Tuesday, November 16, 2021 You may be wondering what a DUNS number is used for. Here's a breakdown of what it is, plus why you may need one for your company... Read More
Things to Consider When Using a Symbol or Punctuation in a Legal Business Name By Brett Melson Monday, November 15, 2021 Things to consider when naming your companyBecause of system limitations, the IRS will not recognize some symbols and punctuation in your business entity name, including some that are allowed by the Delaware Division of Corporations. Find out which symbols and punctuation are permissible according to the IRS and the State of Delaware and understand your options when considering a company name that includes a special character, symbol or punctuation not recognized by the IRS... Read More
Forming a Delaware Company as a Non-Resident By Jeff Winslow Monday, November 8, 2021 Forming a Delaware Company as a Non-ResidentYou are not required to live in (or even visit) Delaware to form your company within the state. Delaware’s Corporate Law structure does not impose restrictions on ownership or management of a Delaware company by a non-resident of the United States... Read More
Virginia Registration for a Delaware LLC By Devin Scott Tuesday, October 26, 2021 Virginia LLC registration for a Delaware LLCEach state has different requirements for Foreign Qualification. Virginia, like most states, has an application process and a state fee for Virginia registration for a Delaware LLC. The state of Virginia also requires additional documentation from your Delaware LLC... Read More
An EIN Number Lasts Forever…and Ever…and Ever By Paul Sponaugle Tuesday, September 7, 2021 When closing a business, there is much to consider. On a federal level, a business must file an annual return the year it goes out of business... Read More
Doing Business in Florida as a Foreign Corporation By Devin Scott Tuesday, August 17, 2021 Foreign Qualification is the manner in which Florida grants you permission to operate your Delaware corporation there. It is a very important step that is sometimes forgotten, but if you fail to comply with Florida's local compliance regulations, you may be putting yourself and your company at risk... Read More
Doing Business in Maryland as a Delaware LLC By Devin Scott Tuesday, July 13, 2021 delaware llc doing business in marylandMaryland, like many other states, has an application process and a state fee for Delaware companies that operate there. The process in which a Delaware LLC registers in Maryland is called Foreign Qualification... Read More
Registering a Business in Texas with a Delaware LLC By Devin Scott Tuesday, June 29, 2021 register a business in texas with a delaware llcInterested in registering a business in Texas? Harvard Business Services, Inc. can help you file for Foreign Qualification in Texas... Read More
How To Order a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing By Amy Fountain Tuesday, May 11, 2021 how to order a delaware certificate of good standingLearn how to check on the status of your Delaware LLC or Corporation and obtain a Delaware Certificate of Good Standing (also known as a Certificate of Existence). Perhaps you are applying for a bank loan or filing for Foreign Qualification in another state. Maybe you are entering into a contract with a third party, or maybe your corporation is merging with another corporation... Read More