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INCORPORATE IN DELAWARE
Overview:
  • Start A Business.com can incorporate your business in Delaware. Start A Business.com will provide a preliminary name check to help ensure that your company name is available in Delaware, and will clear up to 3 potential names for you to select from. Once this is completed, we will prepare and file your articles of incorporation with the Delaware state government in a quick and efficient manner.
Corporate Names:
  • The corporate name must contain "association," "company," "corporation," "club," "foundation," "fund," "incorporated," "institute," "society," "union," "syndicate," "limited" or abbreviation thereof, with or without punctuation, or words or abbreviations thereof, with or without punctuation, of like import of foreign countries or jurisdictions provided they are written in roman characters or letters. The corporate name shall not contain the word "bank", or any variation thereof, except for the name of a bank reporting to and under the supervision of the State Bank Commissioner of the State of Delaware, or a subsidiary of a bank or savings association (as those terms are defined in the Federal Deposit Insurance Act, as amended, at 12 U.S.C. §1813), or a corporation regulated under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, 12 U.S.C. §1841 et seq., or the Home Owners' Loan Act, as amended, 12 U.S.C. §1461 et seq., provided however, that it shall not be construed to prevent the use of the word "bank", or any variation thereof, in the context clearly not purporting to refer to a banking business or otherwise likely to mislead the public about the nature of the business of the corporation or lead to a pattern and practice of abuse that might cause harm to the interests of the public or the State as determined by the Division of Corporations in the Department of State.

  • For a Limited Liability Company, company names must contain the words "Limited Liability Company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C." or "LLC". It may contain the words "Company", "Association", "Club", "Foundation", "Fund", "Institute", "Society", "Union", "Syndicate", "Limited", or "Trust" (or abbreviations of like import). The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to the corporate name of a domestic corporation or a foreign qualified corporation.
Director / Member Information:
  • Minimum Number of Directors: 1
Registered Agent Information:
  • Start A Business.com can act as your Registered Agent in the state of Delaware
Tax Information:

TAX ANNUAL FRANCHISE TAX REPORT & PAYMENT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends pre-printed forms to the Registered Agent.
The pre-printed form must be used- if original is lost or damaged contact National Registered Agents, Inc. @ (516) 579-0286
DUE DATE Must be received by Secretary of State by March 1st.
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
P.O. Box 898
Townshend Building
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3077 - Reception
(302) 739-4225 - Fran.Tax Info
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee for Report $20.00 - Tax for domestic corporations (except investment cos.) is computed as follows: lower of (1) number of authorized shares, with or without par value, up to 3000, $30; 3001 to 5000, $50; 5001C10,000, $90; and $50 per added 10,000 shares; or (2) $30 on $300,000 of assumed no par capital (no par shares times $100); $50, $300,001C$500,000; $90, $500,001C$1,000,000; and $50 per added $1,000,000 or fraction; plus $200 per $1,000,000, or fraction, of assumed par-value capital (if assumed par-value capital under $1,000,000, tax is proportionately reduced) Min. tax is $30; max., $150,000. "Total gross assets" and "total assets" are same as "total assets" on Fed Form 1120, Sched. L, for prior fiscal year. Inactive corporations, pay 2 tax for part of year inactive and full rate for remainder of year. Min. tax $30.

TAX QUARTERLY PAYMENT OF CORP. FRANCHISE TAX
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends pre-printed forms to the Registered Agent. The pre-printed form must be used.
DUE DATE June1st, Sept.1st, December 1st & Final Payment on March 1st of succeeding calendar year.
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
P.O. Box 898
Townshend Bldg...
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3077 - Reception
(302) 739-4225 - Fran.Tax Info
TAX RATE/FEES If tax liability is expected to exceed $5000 for the tax year, tentative returns and taxes should be filed and paid in four installments of 40% June 1, 20% September 1, 20% on December 1, and the balance on March 1.

TAX CORPORATION INCOME TAX RETURN & PAYMENT
FORMS AVAILABILITY  
DUE DATE April 1st/1st day of 4th month following close of corporation's fiscal yr.
DEPARTMENT Delaware Division of Revenue
820 North French St.
Wilmington, DE 19899-2044
(302) 577-3794
TAX RATE/FEES Tax of 8.7% of net income allocable to the state is imposed on all corporations, domestic and foreign, deriving income from business activities or property in Del. Estimated tax must be reported and paid - 50% by 4-1 (1st of 4th month); 20%, 6-15 (15th of 6th); 20%, 9-15 (15th of 9th); 10%, 12-15 (15th of 12th).

TAX FOREIGN CORPORATION ANNUAL REPORT
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends pre-printed forms to the Registered Agent. The pre-printed form must be used - if original is lost or damaged contact National Registered Agents, Inc. @ (516) 579-0286
DUE DATE Must be received by Secretary of State by June 30th.
DEPARTMENT Secretary of State
P.O. Box 898
Townshend Building
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 739-3077 - Reception
(302) 739-4225 -Fran.Tax Info
TAX RATE/FEES Filing Fee - $50

TAX ANNUAL LIMITED PARTNERSHIP/LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY TAX
FORMS AVAILABILITY Secretary of State sends pre-printed forms to the Registered Agent. The pre-printed form must be used.
DUE DATE Must be received by Secretary of State by June 1st.
DEPARTMENT Delaware Division of Corporations
Dept. 74072
Baltimore, MD 21274-4072
(302) 739-3077
TAX RATE/FEES Flat Fee - $100. If received after June 1, 1998, but before July 1, 1998, the filing fee will increase to $203; and, if received after July 1, 1998, but before August 1, 1998, the filing fee will increase to $206; and, if received after August 1, 1998, but before September 1, 1998, the filing fee will increase to $209. In addition, if payment is received after June 1, an LP will be required to pay a $200 filing fee and an LLC $50 Fee to Restore Good Standing.

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State Fees:
Corporation: $143.00
Limited Liability
Company:
$110.00
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