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Companies incorporate in Delaware because of its corporate-friendly environment, which offers numerous benefits in terms of convenience, tax liability and legal protection for businesses. Other pages on this site go more in-depth on the question of "Why incorproate in Delaware?" but we've distilled the answers down to a short list of bullet points here:
You do not need to visit Delaware in order to form a business in the state. Delaware's Division of Corporations is the best in the world at processing business formation filings quickly, and it encourages entrepreneurs from across the country and around the world to form their businesses here.
We can take care of all the necessary paperwork for you, so file your Delaware company with us today.
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THE AUTHOR OF THIS BLOG ARTICLE IS NOT A LAWYER AND HARVARD BUSINESS SERVICES, INC. IS NOT A LAW FIRM. THE ARTICLE ABOVE IS NOT INTENDED AS LEGAL ADVICE AND SHOULD NOT BE TAKEN AS LEGAL ADVICE. THIS SHORT ARTICLE IS STRICTLY TO MENTION SOME ASPECTS OF DELAWARE’S CORPORATION LAWS AND/OR LAWS RELATING TO OTHER FORMS OF ENTITIES WHICH YOU MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH. WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT WITH A LAWYER BEFORE FORMULATING A STRATEGY WHICH WILL BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR SPECIFIC CASE.
There are 2 comments left for Why Do So Many Companies Incorporate in Delaware?Alain said: Wednesday, August 16, 2017
So why did have to provide my name and SS to do the SS4 form and they had to link that to my SS?HBS Staff replied: Thursday, August 17, 2017
The IRS requires the SS number if the member or officer has a SSN; this is the policy of the IRS.Steve clark said: Monday, June 22, 2015
This was very helpful as I navigate the path foru new start up.