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Delaware is a U.S. state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. It is bordered to the south and west by Maryland, to the northeast by New Jersey, and to the north by Pennsylvania.The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia’s first colonial governor, after whom what is now called Cape Henlopen was originally named. Delaware is located in the northeastern portion of the Delmarva Peninsula and is the second least extensive, the sixth least populous, but the sixth most densely populated of the 50 United States. Delaware is divided into three counties. From north to south, these three counties are New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. While the southern two counties have historically been predominantly agricultural, New Castle County has been more industrialized. Delaware’s corporate laws and business-friendly state government have made it one of the most popular states for incorporation of a business. Almost a million business entities have their legal home in Delaware including more than 50% of all U.S. publicly-traded companies and 60% of the Fortune 500.

Incorporating a Corporation in Delaware

If you want to incorporate a corporation, Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required corporate paperwork and obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your corporation, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Names of Delaware  corporations must be distinguishable from any domestic or foreign corporations or entities, LLCs, LLLPs, LLPs, LPs, NFPs, Trusts and PCs. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Delaware’s standards.

Permitted designations: Delaware corporate names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
  • Association
  • Club
  • Foundation
  • Fund
  • Institute
  • Society
  • Union
  • Syndicate

Restricted designations: The use of the following words in corporation’s name will require approval by the state:

  • Assurance
  • Banc
  • Bancorporation
  • Bank
  • Banque
  • Bond
  • Bonding
  • Casualty
  • Fidelity
  • Guaranty
  • Health Plan
  • Hmo
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance
  • Re
  • Reassurance
  • Risk
  • Risk Retention
  • Surety
  • Surplus Lines
  • Trust
  • Trustee
  • Underwriter

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Certificate of Incorporation.

Turnaround time: About 3-5 weeks. 24 hours expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filings: Not required.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: At least one director is required.

Directors qualification: Director must be physical person.

Appearance in articles: Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Principal office location / Registered Agent

Corporation’s principal office may be located outside of the state, but local registered agent is required in Delaware.

Annual Reports

Time to file: Corporations must file annual reports with the Delaware Secretary of State before March 1. The annual report fee is $50 and the franchise tax is calculated based on the number of shares and par value. The minimum franchise tax is $75, but if the number of shares is above 5,000, the annual fee may increase.

Signatures: Only company officers are authorized to sign annual reports.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

Forming an LLC in Delaware

If you want to form an limited liability company (LLC), Company Express will research the availability of chosen company name, prepare for you and file with the Secretary of State office all required LLC paperwork, obtain certified copy of filed documents, if it will be requested by the client.  We also will appoint registered agent for your LLC, as required by the state law, and will help with many of your follow-up corporate needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing. You can find below some of the State formation requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Names of Delaware Limited Liability Companies must be distinguishable from the names of any other domestic or foreign corporation, LLC, LLLP, LLP, LP, NFP, Trust or PC. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Delaware’s standards.

Permitted designations: Delaware LLC names must contain one of the following words at the end of the name:

  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • Limited Liability Company

Restricted words: The use of the following words in LLC names is required approval by the state:

  • Assurance
  • Banc
  • Bancorporation
  • Bank
  • Banque
  • Bond
  • Casualty
  • Fidelity
  • Guaranty
  • Health Plan
  • Hmo
  • Indemnity
  • Insurance
  • Re
  • Reassurance
  • Risk
  • Risk Retention
  • Surety
  • Surplus Lines
  • Trustee
  • Underwriter

Filing Requirements

Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.

Required documents: Certificate of Formation.

Turnaround time: About 3-5 weeks. 24 hours expedited filings are available for an additional fee.

Follow-up filing: Not required.

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: At least one manager/member is required.

Principal Office Location:

LLC’s principal office may be located outside of the state, but local registaered agen t is required in Delaware.

Annual Reports

Time to file: LLCs must file their annual francise tax notice before June 1. The fee is $250.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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