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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 incorporate 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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There are 5 comments left for Why Do So Many Companies Incorporate in Delaware?Rico Rivera said: Sunday, August 15, 2021
Question, what about forming an llc in Delaware that will be operating commercial vehicles in all 48 states?HBS Staff replied: Monday, August 16, 2021
Hi Rico, Thank you for reading our blog. We will have a member of our sales team reach out to you.Heidi said: Monday, June 21, 2021
Hello! If I incorporate in Deleware but live in Florida, do I have to file foreign agency in Florida? Aren't there more fees involved if you live and operate in another state?HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Hi Heidi, Here is some information about foriegn qualifications in Flordia: https://www.delawareinc.com/blog/?doing-business-in-florida-as-a-foreign-corporation. If you need additional guidance, please give us a call 1-800-345-2677 and one of our sales executives can walk you through the process.Henry r narcisi said: Monday, May 24, 2021
Can I use my fein number via my previous Corp that I am reorganizing?HBS Staff replied: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
The Federal Tax ID Number never disappears and is always associated with the company even if it is not an active entity. https://www.delawareinc.com/blog/an-ein-number-never-dies
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.