INC Annual Franchise Tax Deadline is March 1, 2013

By Amy Fountain Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Looking for the latest tax information? Please see this post on the 2015 Delaware franchise tax.


Every corporation that is incorporated in the State of Delaware is required to file an annual report and pay a franchise tax fee by March 1 of each year.  This applies to every Minimum Stock, Maximum Stock and Non-Stock entity.  Exempt Companies do not pay a franchise tax fee, but must file an annual report and pay the annual report fee. 


Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and Limited Partnerships (LPs) must also pay a franchise tax, which is due by June 1 of every year.


HBS can assist with the filing of the franchise tax annual report for your entity for a small service fee.  If you have not paid and filed your Delaware franchise tax report yet, you need to take care of this TODAY!  Our website address for making franchise tax filing arrangements is:


To get started with the online franchise tax filing, you simply need your exact company name and Delaware State file number.  HBS can perform the franchise tax filing, regardless if your entity is registered with us or not.


To ensure that all franchise tax filings are properly filed with the State of Delaware by the deadline, we must impose a cut-off time.  This will allow our office to accurately process all annual reports in our possession before the deadline.


Our office schedule on March 1, 2013 is as follows:

  • At 2 pm EST, we will no longer be accepting any new franchise tax payments via telephone, fax or email.  The ONLY filings we can accept after this time is via our website at:
  • At 5 pm EST, our office will be CLOSED.  We will be unable to answer any telephone calls, correspond via live chat, respond to emails, etc.
  • At 8 pm EST, our website WILL NOT accept any more online franchise tax payments.


After 8 pm EST on March 1, 2013 HBS will no longer be able to take any franchise tax payments in any form.  You will need to contact the State of Delaware directly to make payment and filing arrangements.  Their contact details are as follows:



Telephone:  302-739-3073


If you have any questions about the franchise taxes and the deadline, please telephone our office at 1-800-345-2677 or 1-302-645-7400, Extension 6904.  You can also email your questions to

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