Still have questions about incorporating in Delaware? Here are some common queries we receive. If your question isn't answered, please contact us.

Do I have to incorporate?

No, you don't necessarily have to incorporate. But incorporating comes with an array of benefits for both you and your business, and is generally recommended. Learn more about why you should incorporate.

Do I have to incorporate in Delaware?

Of course not! Again, it's just recommended that you do! Delaware offers some of the nation's most flexible and affordable incorporation policies. Trust us, there's a reason that nearly half of the businesses on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) incorporated themselves in Delaware. Learn more about why you should incorporate in Delaware.

Do I need a Registered Agent?

Delaware requires you to have an agent registered on file with the Secretary of State. If you're located outside of Delaware, you'll have to register an independent agent within state boundaries. Learn about our Registered Agent services.

What kind of state fees does Delaware charge?

Delaware imposes an initial fee of $89 to form a corporation and $90 to form an LLC. Other fees may apply. View a complete list of state fees in Delaware.

When will franchise taxes be due?

Delaware imposes a tax upon all LLCs and corporations that exist within the state. Corporations must pay their franchise tax by March 1st of the calendar year after its formation, and LLCs must pay franchise taxes on the June 1st in the year following their formation. Franchise taxes are due annually thereafter. For more complete Delaware corporation tax information, view the state corporation site.

Again, if you have any questions that aren't covered here, please don't hesitate to contact a Registered Agents & Incorporators of Delaware representative today.

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