Delaware Public Benefit Corporations are different than non-profit organizations in that non-profit organizations typically operate for a charitable purpose, and therefore qualify for tax-exempt status from the IRS.
Non-profit organizations do not have shareholders, and if there is a Board of Directors, the Board cannot seek or reap any private benefits from the activity of the company.
A Delaware Public Benefit Corporation, on the other hand, is expected and encouraged to earn profits; it is also owned by its shareholders and cannot apply for tax-exempt status.
Although Delaware Public Benefit Corporations have existed for less than eight years, there is already a small but impressive roster of Delaware Public Benefit Companies, including:
Since 1981, Harvard Business Services, Inc. has helped form 149,329 Delaware corporations and LLCs for people all over the world.
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