Delaware Alternative Entity Tax / Annual Franchise Tax Report / Annual Report
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Delaware Annual Report Information
Businesses and nonprofits are required to file annual reports to stay in good standing with the secretary of state. Annual reports are required in most states. Due dates and fees vary by state and type of entity.
State agencies do not provide consistent reminders when annual reports are due. As a result, you may be tracking your company’s annual report due dates on your own. Perhaps you received a letter from the state telling you an annual report is coming due, or worse, overdue.
This page provides information about how to file a Delaware annual report. Our handy reference table will provide you with the Delaware annual report due dates and filing fees for each entity type. We also offer Managed Annual Report Service to offload your annual reports entirely. We track your due dates and file on time, every time.
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- Delaware Annual Report Information
- What Is an Annual Report?
- Why Is a Delaware Annual Report Required?
- How Do I File a Delaware Annual Report?
- Where Do I File a Delaware Annual Report?
- When Is a Delaware Annual Report Due?
- What Is the Delaware Annual Report Filing Fee?
- Who Can File a Delaware Annual Report?
- Delaware Annual Report Requirements by Entity Type
- Annual Report Requirements by State
What Is an Annual Report?
Annual reports are required business filings, typically made with the secretary of state. In most states, companies submit any changes to their address, ownership and officers, and registered agent. Some states require additional information about revenue, assets, stock, and paid-in capital.
Tracking due dates in multiple states and filing on time is often challenging. A company that registers in multiple states will have due dates at different times throughout the year. In some states, they may be required to file every two years (biennially).
Companies spend countless resources managing annual reports on their own. Tracking deadlines, gathering information, navigating forms and online filing portals, and submitting reports on time requires constant attention throughout the year. The complexity only increases for companies with multiple entities or that register in multiple states. Furthermore, most companies rely on spreadsheets, calendar reminders, and file folders to manage their annual reports.
With Harbor Compliance’s Managed Annual Report Service, we provide cloud-based software to view entity data, store corporate records, and ensure business continuity in a virtual world.
Why Is a Delaware Annual Report Required?
Annual reports are required by statute in nearly every state. They provide state agencies with updated information on the entities registered in their state. Your company is required to file annual reports to maintain good standing and continue operating.
Failure to file annual reports on time can result in late fees. Most states enforce additional penalties on lapsed entities. These include the loss of naming rights, loss of access to the courts, and administrative dissolution. Many banks, licensing agencies, and even prospective clients require evidence that a business is in good standing. By filing annual reports each year on time, companies avoid the costly and potentially embarrassing consequences of noncompliance.
How Do I File a Delaware Annual Report?
There are two ways to file a Delaware annual report.
- If you plan to file your Delaware Alternative Entity Tax / Annual Franchise Tax Report / Annual Report on your own, view the table below for the available filing methods for your type of legal entity. We also provide links to forms and agency filing portals.
- Sign up for Managed Annual Report Service. Simply provide your information one time and update it with us when it changes. Our software tracks your due dates and automatically files your annual reports throughout the year.
Where Do I File a Delaware Annual Report?
Delaware Alternative Entity Tax / Annual Franchise Tax Report / Annual Reports are filed with the Alternative Entity Tax / Annual Franchise Tax Report / Annual Report. In most states, you will need to look up your business entity in public records. Be sure to find the corporations filing authority in your state and conduct a Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations business search.
When Is a Delaware Annual Report Due?
Annual report due dates depends on the type of entity you have and whether your business is domestic or foreign to Delaware. In many cases, the annual report deadline is based on the date you form or register with the state. View the table below to find the due dates for your state.
Harbor Compliance’s software directly integrates with secretary of state databases. With our Managed Annual Report Service, we use your entity data to track your annual report due dates accurately and file on time, every time.
What Is the Delaware Annual Report Filing Fee?
Annual report filing fees depend on the type of entity you have and whether your business is domestic or foreign to Delaware. View the table below to find the filing fees for your state.
With our Managed Annual Report Service, you no longer have to calculate your fee or remit payment to multiple agencies. Our software calculates your exact filing fee. We simply invoice your filing fee 90 days before your report due date directly within your Client Portal.
Who Can File a Delaware Annual Report?
Anyone with authority to prepare and submit business filings can file a Delaware Alternative Entity Tax / Annual Franchise Tax Report / Annual Report. However, ensuring compliance across entities and jurisdictions creates complexity.
Harbor Compliance simplifies your annual report compliance. Our Managed Annual Report Service replaces legacy systems for tracking due dates and filing annual reports. We eliminate your need to research requirements, create due date reminders, and navigate government forms and filing portals.
Our service maximizes your time savings and ensures accuracy in filing. When you sign up, we conduct an initial review of your entity registrations to identify noncompliance. We offer additional services to prepare and file overdue reports, register entities, and reinstate them into good standing.
We minimize the amount of information you provide to us. Simply enter your company data into a secure, web-based form, and update it only when it changes. We use that information to file your reports automatically throughout the year. Entity Manager Software tracks annual report due dates and calculates filing fees across all states and entities. Enjoy immediate visibility into registration data, entity statuses, and upcoming due dates.
Delaware Annual Report Requirements by Entity Type
See the table below for information on filing an annual report in Delaware. Select your entity type to view your Delaware annual report filing fee and due date.