Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Delaware
At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Delaware.
Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.
Quick Facts for Starting a Delaware Business
Expedited Services Available: Yes
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: Yes
Registered Agent Required: Yes*
Annual Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: Yes
Gross Receipts Tax: .0945% to 1.9914%
State Income Tax: 8.7%
Unemployment Insurance: .01% – 5.4%
*DBAs do not require a registered agent in Delaware.
Delaware Business Entity Options
|Business Entity Type||State Registration Fees||Applicable Form|
|General Partnership||$200||Statement of Partnership Existence|
|Domestic Limited Partnership (LP)||$200||Certificate of Limited Partnership|
|Domestic Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)||$200||Statement of Qualification of Limited Liability Partnership|
|Domestic Stock Corporation||$109||Certificate of Incorporation for Stock Corporation|
|Domestic Non-Stock Corporation||$109||Certificate of Incorporation for Non-Stock Corporation|
|Close Corporation||$109||Certificate of Incorporation for Close Corporation|
|Public Benefit Corporation||$89||Certificate of Incorporation for a Public Benefit Corporation|
|Domestic Nonprofit||$109||Certificate of Incorporation for Exempt Corporation|
|Foreign Corporation||$245||Qualification of Foreign Corporation|
|Statutory Trust||$500||Certificate of Statutory Trust|
|Domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC)||$110||Certificate of Formation of a Limited Liability Company|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company (LLC)||$200||Certificate of Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company|
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Key Delaware Government Resources
A Guide for Starting a Business in the State of Delaware
Starting a business in Delaware has become popular with entrepreneurs looking to establish their companies in a state that has a business-friendly environment and a favorable tax structure.
Businesses don’t have to be located in or conduct business in the state to form an entity in Delaware. According to the Delaware.gov website, more than 60% of Fortune 500 companies are incorporated in Delaware. But the organization in Delaware is not only for U.S. entities, companies around the world can take advantage of Delaware’s benefits.
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Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.
Additional Resources and Articles
- Business Structures Chart
- Choosing a Business Structure
- Business Structures Wizard
- Sole Proprietorship vs. Partnership
- Sole Proprietorship vs. LLC
- LLC vs. Partnership
- LLC vs. Corporation
- C Corporation vs. S Corporation
- S Corporation vs. LLC
- LLC vs. S Corp vs. C Corp
- DBA vs. LLC
- LLP vs. LLC
- LLC vs. PLLC
- Professional Corporation vs. LLC
- Single Member vs. Multiple Member LLC
- Member vs. Manager-Managed LLC
- Domestic LLC vs. Foreign LLC
- What is a Certificate of Incorporation?
- What is a Certificate of Registration?
- What is a Statement of Information?
- What are Articles of Incorporation?
- What are Articles of Organization?
- What is an Annual Franchise Tax Report?
- What is a Certificate of Authority?
- What is a Statement of Purpose?
- What Is a Fictitious Name?
- What is a Pass-Through Entity?
- What is the Owner of an LLC Called?
- What is the Role of an LLC Organizer?
- What Is a Registered Agent?
- What is a Statutory Agent?
- What is a Reseller License?
- What is a Corporate Resolution?
- What Is a Letter of Good Standing?