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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.

Hi, I’m John Beck, with Harbor Compliance, and today I’m talking about annual reports. Annual reports are required filings to maintain a business entity's good standing with the secretary of state. With a few exceptions, annual reports are not complex. They generally contain basic information about a company such as its principal address, registered agent, and officers and directors. Some states have more complex filings though. When annual reports are paired with another filing, such as a business license in Nevada, or a tax return in Maryland or Texas it becomes more complex. The real challenge with annual reports lies in determining the due dates and remembering to file each year. Sounds simple enough, but since every state has different requirements and filing deadlines, organizations that have multiple entities registered in various states all too commonly miss a filing and subsequently lose good standing. While some states send a postcard by mail as a reminder, solely relying on these reminders is not advised. Keeping track of due dates that are staggered throughout the year increases the chances of a missed filing, and subsequent loss of good standing. And if you are looking to take all of the tracking and filing off your plate, and get peace of mind that you never miss a filing, look no further than our Managed Annual Report Service. Our advanced software determines your due dates and our experts complete your filings each year to keep your business compliant. Click the download link for a copy of our guide, or click the service link to speak to someone. As always, feel free to reach out anytime should we be of help. Thanks for watching.

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.

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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.

Domestic Delaware Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 for annual report plus franchise tax fees.

Due:

Annually by March 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Law:

Delaware Code Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

$200 + 1.5% interest per month.

Notes:

The report must be signed by the corporation's president, secretary, treasurer or other proper officer duly authorized so to act, or by any of its directors, or by any incorporator in the event its board of directors shall not have been elected (Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502 (a) ).

Fact Checked:9/10/18

Foreign Delaware Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Foreign Corporations must file an Annual Report with the Delaware Secretary of State on or before June 30 each year. A $125.00 filing fee is required to be paid. If the Annual Report and remittance is not received by the due date, a $125.00 penalty will be added to filing fee.

Law:

Delaware Code Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

$125

Notes:
  • The report must be signed by the corporation's president, secretary, treasurer or other proper officer duly authorized so to act, or by any of its directors, or by any incorporator in the event its board of directors shall not have been elected (Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502 (a) ).
Fact Checked:9/10/19

Delaware Limited Liability Company Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Law:

Delaware Code Title 6 § 18-1107.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

$200 + 1.5% interest per month.

Fact Checked:9/10/18

Domestic Delaware Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

You must file online.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$25

Due:

Annually by March 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Law:

Delaware Code Title 8 Ch. 5 § 501

Penalties:

$200 fee if not filed on time.

Fact Checked:9/10/18

Foreign Delaware Nonprofit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

You must file online.

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$125

Due:

Annually by June 30. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Law:

Delaware Code Title 8 Ch. 5 § 501

Penalties:

$125 fee if not filed on time.

Fact Checked:9/10/18

Domestic Delaware Professional Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

You must file online.

Filing Method:

Online.

Agency Fee:

$50 for annual report plus franchise tax fees.

Due:

Annually by March 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$125 + 1.5% interest per month.

Notes:
  • The report must be signed by the corporation's president, secretary, treasurer or other proper officer duly authorized so to act, or by any of its directors, or by any incorporator in the event its board of directors shall not have been elected (Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502 (a) ).
Fact Checked:9/10/18

Foreign Delaware Professional Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

Mailed to registered agent.

Filing Method:

Mail.

Agency Fee:

$225

Due:

Annually by June 30. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$125 + 1.5% interest per month.

Notes:
  • The report must be signed by the corporation's president, secretary, treasurer or other proper officer duly authorized so to act, or by any of its directors, or by any incorporator in the event its board of directors shall not have been elected (Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502 (a) ).
Fact Checked:9/10/18

Delaware Professional LLC Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

You must file online.

Filing Method:

Online.

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$200 + 1.5% interest per month.

Fact Checked:9/10/18

Delaware Limited Partnership Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$200 + 1.5% interest per month.

Fact Checked:3/14/19

Delaware Limited Liability Partnership Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form:

LLP Annual Report

Agency Fee:

$200 per partner

Due:

Annually by June 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Law:

Delaware Code Title 6 Chapter 15 § 1003.

Fact Checked:2/12/21

Delaware General Partnership Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$300

Due:

Annually by June 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$200 + 1.5% interest per month.

Fact Checked:3/14/19

Domestic Delaware Benefit Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 for annual report plus franchise tax fees.

Due:

Annually by March 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$125 + 1.5% interest per month.

Notes:

The report must be signed by the corporation's president, secretary, treasurer or other proper officer duly authorized so to act, or by any of its directors, or by any incorporator in the event its board of directors shall not have been elected (Title 8 Chapter 5 § 502 (a) ).

Fact Checked:3/14/19

Domestic Delaware Close Corporation Annual Report Requirements:

Agency:Delaware Department of State - Division of Corporations
Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$50 for annual report plus franchise tax fees.

Due:

Annually by March 1. The first report is due in the calendar year following initial registration.

Penalties:

$125 + 1.5% interest per month.

Fact Checked:6/21/19

Annual Report Requirements by State

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