Delaware law requires that all Delaware corporations file an annual report and pay any taxes and fees by March 1st of each year. Corporations who do not complete these steps risk having their charter voided for failure to comply.
By now all active Delaware corporations should have received a notification by letter, which included instructions for electronic filing of the annual report and payment of taxes due. The letter was mailed to the address that your registered agent has on file for you.
If you did not receive the letter, you are still able to file your annual report and pay your taxes; however you should reach out to your registered agent immediately to ensure they have the correct address on file for you.
Keep in mind, your Delaware registered agent needs your current address at all times in order to forward you any service of process received and help you maintain corporate compliance. Corporate compliance saves you time and money and it's the easiest way to avoid paying unnecessary fees.
There are the two options available for filing the Annual Franchise Tax Report:
Use the e-Filing Service on our website, which provides our clients with these additional services:
- A user-friendly, comprehensive online form for quick and accurate electronic filing of your annual report and payment of your franchise tax.
- Annual report details stored for easy online reference and management. No need to re-enter the same info year to year; change only what needs to be changed each year (Corporations only).
- You will receive e-mail confirmation within minutes of completing your filing.
- Login to review your filing information anytime.
To use our eFiling Service, click here or click the blue announcement bar at the top of the screen. Note: A $25.00 service fee applies.
File at the Division of Corporations website
The Division of Corporations website can be found here. You will be asked for your file number and may follow the prompts to pay your franchise tax and submit your annual report. Don’t know your file number? Look it up here.
Please note: Our office staff cannot complete the filing for your corporation. You MUST complete the form online.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here or give us a call at 800-223-3928.