Thursday, December 05, 2013
Holiday Office Hours
Below is a list of holiday office closures and changes to normal filing deadlinesfor the remainder of the year and the start of 2014:
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Christmas Eve - The Division of Corporations will be closing at 4:30 P.M.
• All Same Day filings are required to be received before 1 P.M.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
State Holiday - Christmas Day - The Division of Corporations and our office will be closed.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
State Holiday – New Year’s Day - The Division of Corporations and our office will be closed.
Please remember that filing service is available in advance for future effective dates should a client need an effective date secured for a non-business day. This option is available during the holiday season or any other time of the year!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (302)266-9367.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Please note that the Delaware Division of Corporations and our office will be closed on Thursday & Friday, November 28-29 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. We will resume normal business hours on Monday, December 2.
At this special time of thanks, I am grateful for so many things. What you are thankful for?
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Friday, November 22, 2013
EIN Processing Delays Over!
The US government shut down has been over for a few weeks now, and the IRS staff seems to have caught up from the backlog of requests. We are happy to report that EIN applications are now being processed in a timely manner again.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
What is required to ship charity goods to the Philippines?
On Friday, November 8, 2013, super typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines. Many U.S. residents and organizations are generously donating food, water, medicines, and other supplies to aid in the relief efforts. In order to facilitate the movement of these goods, the following guidance is offered and applies to goods not requiring a license, such as food, clothing, and medicines.
There are four Schedule B numbers that can be used when exporting humanitarian goods. Those numbers are found in Chapter 98 of the Schedule B Manual, under the subheading 9802.
Schedule B Description Unit of measurement
9802.10.0000 Food Products X no unit required
9802.20.0000 Medicinal and pharmaceutical X no unit required
9802.30.0000 Wearing apparel (including X no unit required
footwear and headwear)
9802.40.0000 Donated articles, not elsewhere X no unit required
Any commodity valued over $2,500 per Schedule B number or that requires a license must be filed in the Automated Export System (AES). However, if the commodity is valued less than $2,500 per Schedule B number and does not require a license, then the low value exemption (NOEEI 30.37 (a)) can be used. In this case, food, clothing and medicines do not require a license; however, medical equipment and tools may require an export license.
The Export Information Code to be reported is “CH” or “CI” for shipments of goods donated for relief or charity. The value to be reported is the market value. If the value is not known, estimate how much you would receive if you sold the goods. The value should be consistent with the goods being exported, to avoid confusion and possible delays with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer at the port of export.
There are different ways to file your export information. The most common is to report through the U.S. Census Bureau's free Internet based filing system called AESDirect which can be accessed at: http://aesdirect.census.gov/ .
Another option is to file with a forwarder or agent who may be more familiar with export licensing and regulations.
The Census Bureau staff is available to help make the process as smooth as possible. If you need more information, contact us on 800-549-0595. Select Option 1 for help with the AES, Option 2 for Classifications, and Option 3 for Regulations. You can also send them an e-mail at: email@example.com or FTDregs@census.gov.
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Monday, November 18, 2013
Small Business Saturday
November 30thwill be the fourth observance of Small Business Saturday. Originally conceived and promoted by American Express, it provides us with an opportunity to help those in our communities.
52% of proceeds from sales at locally owned, independent businesses, stays in the local community. This helps to support local organizations and services.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Does your boat need to renew its registration in Delaware?
With the temperatures falling below freezing
, many boat owners have already prepared their boats for winter storage
And so, it is easy to forget that all Delaware boat registration/decals expire on December 31, especially since the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife does not send renewal notices.
Why bother to deal with the government online or to renew in person at an authorized boat registration office when Delaware Intercorp can help you with a simple email or phone call?
Let us do the work for you to Renew your Delaware Boat Registration
for one low fee- it's fast and easy, guaranteed
Renew now and be ready for the Spring!
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013
New International Corporate Law Website launched by the State of Delaware
No matter where you are or what language you speak, this is an awesome tool for you to use!
Governor Jack Markell joined Secretary of State Jeffrey Bullock, Court of Chancery Chancellor Leo E. Strine, Jr., and international attorneys to unveil a new website CorpLaw.Delaware.Gov that highlights the benefits of incorporating in Delaware. The new site features content in 10 languages, a blog with updated information, and an email subscription service for those interested in updates.
- Straightforward content in 10 languages, written by experts:
- Portuguese, and
More languages will be added in the future. The DECALS Blog
, which will post regular updates on Delaware Corporate Law, written by corporate attorneys and experts in the field, written in a non-technical manner (provided in English).
Sign Up for Email Updates:
- An Email Subscription Service, for those interested in regular updates delivered to their inbox.
Division of Corporations
- Visit CorpLaw.Delaware.Gov
- Text “CORPORATIONS” to 22828
- Scan the below QR code with your phone
Delaware is the chosen home of more than half of the publicly traded companies in the country including 64% of the Fortune 500 and tens of thousands of corporations and LLCs based all over the world.
Photos of the event can be viewed on Flickr
Video can be found on YouTube
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Monday, November 11, 2013
SBA Announces New Measures to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans
The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced new measures to help get small business loans into the hands of veterans by setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program up to $350,000. This initiative will start on January 1 and continue through the end of the fiscal year.
“Our nation’s veterans are highly-skilled and highly-trained leaders in their communities,” said Acting SBA Administrator Jeanne Hulit. “This initiative will set fees to zero for SBA Express loans to veterans up to $350,000, and is part of SBA’s broader efforts to make sure that veterans have the tools they need to start and grow a business. As we honor our veterans and thank them for their service and sacrifice, let’s continue to identify ways to support them when they come home.”
Of all SBA loans that go to veterans, 73 percent are $350,000 and below. The SBA Express Loan Program, which supports loans under $350,000, is SBA’s most popular loan delivery method, with nearly 60 percent of all 7(a) loans over the past decade being authorized through the program. Since the program’s inception, it has also been one of the most popular delivery methods for getting capital into the hands of veteran borrowers.
“This is just another of many forms of assistance we have for our veterans,” reminded SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Natalia Olson Urtecho. “We want to help them capitalize on their entrepreneurial adeptness in any way we can. They’ve served for us, now it’s our honor to serve them.”
Building on SBA’s recent announcement that for the current fiscal year, fees on loans for $150,000 and under are set to zero, this policy announcement means that veteran borrowers will no longer have to pay an upfront fee for any loan up to $350,000 under the SBA Express program. This new initiative goes into effect January 1 and extends for the duration of the fiscal year. This will make the loans cheaper for the borrower, another way SBA is looking to serve small business owners as they look for ways to access capital.
Today’s announcement comes during SBA’s National Veterans Small Business Week, an initiative on the part of the U.S. Small Business Administration to reach out to veteran entrepreneurs and business owners. During Veterans Small Business Week, SBA staff all across the country have been working with partner organizations on educational efforts, mentoring, and trainings to make sure veterans have the tools they need to start or grow their business.
SBA provides veterans access to business counseling and training, capital and business development opportunities through government contracts. In FY 2013, SBA supported $1.86 billion in loans for 3,094 veteran-owned small businesses. And since 2009, the dollar amount of SBA lending support to veteran-owned firms has nearly doubled.
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