When forming a new company in Delaware, whether a corporation or a Delaware LLC, one of your considerations should be the type of access your Registered Agent has to the state of Delaware Corporation Information System, otherwise known as "DCIS."
The DCIS interface is an old-school, UNIX-based database that contains the filing history and real-time status of all Delaware corporations, LLCs, LPs and LLPs.
There are dozens of Delaware Registered Agents to choose from, but only a handful have direct access to this unique system. Harvard Business Services, Inc. is one of them. What does this mean for you? At Harvard Business Services, Inc., we can file your new company and provide the approved Certificate of Formation/Certificate of Incorporation via email the same day. We can also obtain and deliver Certificates of Good Standing, certified copies of amendments, annual reports, cancellations and dissolutions in as little as two hours, rather than days or weeks like Registered Agents who are not connected to the Delaware Corporation Information System.
In addition, Harvard Business Services, Inc. can look up your existing company's current status, including your Franchise Tax balance, accurate to the minute. This is critical when it's May 31 and you're not sure if you've paid the Franchise Tax for your LLC. We can help you avoid an unnecessary $200 late penalty. If Harvard Business Services, Inc. is your Registered Agent, you can call us to check your balance and, if necessary, pay your Delaware Franchise Tax in a matter of minutes. Harvard Business Services, Inc. is simply the best Registered Agent in the business--we excel at helping clients stay compliant with the state of Delaware. On top of all this, we are the only company that guarantees a fixed rate for Registered Agent Service for the life of your company.
You can quickly and easily appoint us as your Registered Agent via our easy-to-use order form. If you already have a Registered Agent and want to switch to Harvard Business Services, our change of Registered Agent form makes it easy (and our first year of Registered Agent service is included when you make the switch). You can reach out to one of our helpful customer service representatives by phone at 800-645-2677, email, live chat or Skype (DelawareInc) to see how to make Harvard Business Services, Inc. your Registered Agent today.
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.