Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
Delaware INCORPORATION RESOURCES
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Filing Fees And Addresses
The addresses for filing Articles of Incorporation in the State of Florida are as follows:
Mailing Address: This address should be used when transmitting incorporation documents by regular mail: State of Delaware Division of Corporations P.O. Box 898 Dover, Delaware 19903
Street Address: This address should be used when transmitting documents by Federal Express or other delivery service: State of Delaware Division of Corporations 401 Federal Street, Suite 4 Dover, Delaware 19901
For a complete telephone directory of the Delaware Corporations Office, CLICK HERE.
The basic fee for filing Articles of incorporation in Delaware is $50.00. Additionally, Delaware charges a fee of $20.00 for a certified copy of the Articles. This is recommended as your banker and others may require certified proof of your corporation.
In addition to the amount above, you must also pay County recording fees of $15.00 plus $9.00 per page to have your Articles of Incorporation recorded at the county level. This only applies to domestic Delaware Corporations.
Delaware charges additional fees of $100.00 for same day service and $50.00 for 24 hour service.
In addition to the basic filing fees set forth above, Delaware also charges a filing tax which is basedu pon the capital value of your shares. for this reason, it is normally advantageous in a Delaware compnay to state a very low share value, such as a par value of $0.001.
The filing fee tax for an original certificate of incorporation is based on the number of authorized shares without par value and/or on the capital value of the authorized shares with par value. The capital value of par value authorized shares is calculated by multiplying the number of each class of par value shares by their respective par value and then totaling the results of each multiplication. For the purpose of computing the filing fee tax on par value stock, each $100 of capital value shall be counted as 1 taxable share.
The minimum filing fee tax is $15.00.
An example points out the importance of properly stating a par value in a Delaware corporation.
If you have 2 million shares and do not state a par value, the tax you would pay in Delaware is $10,100.00.
Contrast this ti the situatiion where you state a par value of $0.001 and authorize 20,000 shares. In that situation, you would pay the minimum tax of $15.00.
For illustrations of how these calculations work, CLICK HERE.
TOTAL FEES PAID FOR DELAWARE INCORPORATION
By now you are asking...alright, what shall I cut the check for. Here is a summary.
FILING FEE $50.00
MINIMUM FRANCHISE TAX $15.00 (Assuming Minimum Applies)
COUNTY FEE $15.00 PLUS $9 PER PAGE
TOTAL $80.00 PLUS $9 PER PAGE
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For a complete list of filing fees for Division Corporation Services, CLICK HERE