Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
Delaware INCORPORATION RESOURCES
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Annual Reports and Filings
You will need to file annual Franchise Tax returns in Delaware. For more information on calculating and paying Franchise Taxes, CLICK HERE.
Annual reports are sent to the registered agents in December of each year. A $20.00 filing fee is required for the annual report. Annual reports or reprints may be requested through your registered agent.
Failure to file the annual report on a timely basis will lead to administrative dissolution of your Corporation. Although an administratively dissolved corporation can apply for reinstatement within certain time forms, reinstatement following administrative dissolution is very costly. The cost of reinstating an administratively dissolved corporation is many times as costly as the original formation of your corporation.
The Division of Corporations will normally send out annual report forms prior to the filing date. However, the Division of Corporations is not responsible for sending out these forms or for notifying you of your need to file an annual report. It is your responsibility to be certain that the annual report is timely filed and to contact the Division of Corporations if you do not receive an annual report form.
The annual statement forms are sent to the registered agent in December of January. Filing and paymentst are due by March 1st.
It is important to keep the Department of State notified of any changes in your Principal Place of Business and Registered Agent. Official forms and filings are required for notifying the Department of State of these changes. Filing fees are also applicable to these notifications.
Some of the documents in this package are available only in Adobe PDF format. You must have Adobe Reader downloaded and installed to use these forms. This is primarily the case with forms where the state proscribes and requires that you use a pre-printed form that the state has created.