Delaware Intercorp Blog

Friday, April 24, 2015

EZ File: Fast, Convenient, Easy!


As you are likely aware, the DelawareLLC/GP/LP June 1st Franchise Tax filing deadline is approaching fast!  In order to make the filing process easier and more convenient for you, as well as to provide you with a single source for your filing and payment history, I’d like to introduce you to the benefits of EZ File.  Delaware Intercorp, Inc's. EZ File franchise tax interface is available through our secure website, so that we can provide you with convenient and affordable filing and payment submission through our service.

It’s Fast and Convenient.
-     Your account is consolidated so that you will be able to view all of your active LLC’s with only one login ID and password,  enter multiple LLC payments to your shopping cart and enter your payment details once!
It’s Private
-       Your order and payment information are received in our office and paid through our depository account with the State of Delaware!
It’s Accurate and Guaranteed
-       Once we receive your funds, your filings are made with the State. There is no need to be concerned with postal/courier delays which may result in a State penalty/interest assessment.

EZ File is an effective tool for managing your Delaware Franchise Tax payments.  Please login and let us know what you think!   In the event that you have difficulty with the login process or with resetting your password, our service team is ready to assist you!

By Maureen Shelly

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Are we ready for the inevitable?


We all plan for the future of our families. We create wills, get insurance,organize paperwork.  As business owners do we think about the future of the business with regard to our heirs?

Why not make it easier for the people you love by making sure your company is in compliance

At Delaware Intercorp, Inc we can help you with that service. !!


By Linda Garrabrant


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

THINGS TO DO IN THE REGION



Spring is finally here and there is much that this region has to offer for those that enjoy outdoor activities.   Whether you enjoy a nice garden stroll, music festivals, wine tasting, sports or dining out, you’ll find plenty to do!

My favorite place to go in late spring and summer is Rehoboth, Delaware  which boasts a stretch of beach, boardwalk and side streets that are aligned with quaint boutiques.   I station myself for the day under an umbrella with book in hand and cooler at my feet.  When hunger strikes, I make my way down the boardwalk to Grottos Pizzaand Thrashers Boardwalk Fries


The Wilmington Waterfront
, (Delaware) offers a variety of activities which include Blue Rocks Baseball, indoor/outdoor dining, and musical events. My family meets here for Mother’s Day lunch and Father’s Day baseball. 


Another favorite haunt of mine is Chesapeake City, Maryland, which is in part situated along the
C & D Canal.  It’s another nice little town to visit for the day.  Chesapeake Inn and Schaefer’s Canal House are great spots to relax and dine along the waterfront.  Both offer live entertainment. Those interested in doing a little sightseeing along the canal can book a tour on board the Miss Clare.

Enjoy the season everyone!

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Did you miss the March 1st Delaware Corporate Franchise Tax and Annual Report deadline?



If you forgot to file your annual report and pay the franchise tax, the Delaware Secretary of State will not issue a Certificate of Good Standing for your corporation, and will ultimately revoke your charter if you fail to pay and file for two consecutive years.

Not to worry!  It is easy to restore your corporation to good standing status if you wish to do so.

If your corporation is simply past due, you just need to file your report and pay the tax, penalty, and interest due.  The Delaware Division of Corporations requires that Annual Franchise Tax Reports be filed electronically.  If Delaware Intercorp, Inc. is your registered agent, our EZ File interface provides you with a fast, convenient, and affordable method to pay and file.

If your corporation was declared Void because you did not pay and file for two years, a Certificate of Renewal and Revival will have to be filed, and you will have to submit the past due annual reports and fees due at the time that the corporation was voided.  

 Contact us, we're here tohelp you!


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Friday, April 10, 2015

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker - April 10, 2015

Did you hear? Starting on May 2, 2015 there will officially a new way to resolve business disputes in Delaware. On April 2, 2015 Governor Jack Markell has signed the legislation regarding arbitration of disputes in the Delaware Court of Chancery.

The Delaware Corporate Legislation Tracker is a free service offered by our firm, designed to keep you informed on current and pending legislation related to Delaware Corporate rules, regulations, and Delaware business matters.

Here's the latest edition:


The following Legislation affecting Delaware Title 10 - Courts and Judicial Procedure was signed by the Governor on 4/2/2015:




HB 49 w/HA 1
Title:  AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 10 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES.

Synopsis:

This Act gives business entities formed in Delaware greater capacity to resolve business disputes in a rapid and efficient manner through voluntary arbitration conducted by expert arbitrators under strict timelines.

To that end, the Act requires resolution of arbitrated matters in no more than 120 days, subject to extension of up to no more than an additional 60 days, by unanimous consent of all parties to the arbitration. The Act provides significant flexibility to select an appropriate arbitrator. If the parties do not select an arbitrator, or the selected arbitrator refuses to serve, the Act truncates the process for appointing arbitrators, where necessary, ensuring a rapid and public initiation of the process in the Delaware Court of Chancery.
The Act vests exclusive jurisdiction to determine the scope of the arbitration to the arbitrator, thus eliminating in arbitrations under the Act the role of the Courts in determining substantive arbitrability in certain cases. Neither the joinder of persons not parties to the arbitration agreement nor the assertion of non-contractual claims deprives the arbitrator of the authority to determine what is subject to the arbitration and what is not. To further speed the ultimate resolution of disputes under the Act, it provides for a single direct challenge to the Delaware Supreme Court, where challenges are not otherwise waived by the parties’ agreement, or conducted by agreement before an arbitral appellate panel. Where challenges are taken to the Delaware Supreme Court, those proceedings are public and limited to review under the standards of the Federal Arbitration Act.

To ensure that no person is subject to the Act without his or her express and voluntary consent, the Act precludes its use in cases where there is a danger that vulnerable parties’ rights are at stake. Thus, this Act may not be used to adjudicate controversies between business entities and consumers of their goods and services, or controversies involving persons who have not expressly agreed to arbitrate the matter at issue.

Bill History:


Apr 02, 2015 - Signed by Governor
Mar 31, 2015 - Passed by Senate. Votes: Passed 21 YES 0 NO 0 NOT VOTING 0 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Mar 25, 2015 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in Senate with 6 On Its Merits
Mar 19, 2015 - Assigned to Judiciary Committee in Senate
Mar 19, 2015 - Passed by House of Representatives. Votes: Passed 36 YES 1 NO 0 NOT VOTING 4 ABSENT 0 VACANT
Mar 19, 2015 - Amendment HA 1 - Passed in House by Voice Vote
Mar 19, 2015 - Amendment HA 1 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
Mar 17, 2015 - Reported Out of Committee (JUDICIARY) in House with 8 Favorable
Mar 12, 2015 - Introduced and Assigned to Judiciary Committee in House






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Thursday, April 02, 2015

LLC/LP FRANCHISE SEASON HAS ARRIVED



Delaware Intercorp just emailed a notice to all of our Limited Partnership and Limited Liability Company customers regarding the annual Franchise Tax which is due by June 1.  Paper notices will be sent out as well, so be sure to watch your mail.

For the convenience of our customers, an EZ File payment link is available online for a modest $35.00 service fee.

If you have questions or concerns related to your company’s franchise tax, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our service team.  We are here to support you!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Delaware Division of Corporations to be closed April 3, 2015

Although not a federal holiday, many government offices, including the Delaware Division of Corporations, will be closed Friday, April 3, 2015, for Good Friday.

Delaware Intercorp, Inc. will be open during regular business hours.

Happy Easter!


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