If you incorporated in Delaware, you need to pay a Delaware Franchise Tax. The calculator below will help you estimate how much you’ll need to pay. The deadline is typically the last day of February - scroll down to access links to visit the Delaware Division of Corporations webpage where you can pay.
If you incorporated in Delaware, yes, you need to file and pay the Delaware Franchise Tax.
February 28th of every year.
Do it online: https://corp.delaware.gov/paytaxes.shtml
The vast majority of our startups use the Assumed Par Value Capital Method because it results it significantly less tax.
Most of our startups pay between $400 - $10,000 in DE Franchise taxes. If you've received a bill for $75K, its because Delaware has calculated the tax using the Authorized Shares Method. Don’t freak out; recalculate using the Assumed Par Value Capital Method.
Par value is the value per share. From the cap tables we've seen, the par value is usually set at $0.0001 or $0.00001. The par value has no connection to the market value of the share of stock.
12/31/XX (most often)
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