How to file a Delaware LLC annual report
Annual Delaware LLC Maintenance Overview
Delaware LLCs do not pay a franchise tax or file an annual report. Instead LLCs in Delaware must pay an annual tax (sometimes referred to as an Alternative Entity Tax). The tax is a flat, annual fee of $300. Unfortunately Delaware keeps raising these fees to accommodate for budget shortfalls, and the Delaware LLC takes a big blow. The good news is that Delaware LLCs are easy to file. A member or manager does not have to file the Delaware LLC annual report tax payment. Delaware LLCs do not have to list the members or managers when making the flat rate $300 LLC tax payment.
How to File the Annual Delaware LLC Tax
Visit the Delaware Division of Corporations Website
The only way to pay and file an annual Delaware tax payment is online. Simply visit the Delaware Division of Corporations’ website (you can use the link below) to get started.
Pay the annual tax
Filers click the “Pay Taxes/File Annual Report” button, then enter their Business Entity File Number (you can find this by performing a name search on the Division of Corporations website). Then make the tax payment with either an electronic check (ACH Debit) or with any major credit card.
When is the Delaware LLC tax due?
It does not matter whether you are a domestic Delaware LLC or an LLC formed in another state and just registered to do business in Delaware. All LLCs are due June 1st.
What is the Delaware LLC tax late fee?
There is a $200 late fee if you miss the June 1st deadline. Interest accrues at a rate of 1.5% on the tax and late payment.
Does your Delaware registered agent remind you of these filing dates?
We not only send you reminders, but you can always log into your online account and you’ll find filing tips on how to quickly file your Delaware LLC annual tax payment. We also scan the Delaware LLC annual report notices into your online Delaware registered agent account the same day we receive them. We’d like to think we’re the only Delaware registered agent that does this, but it’s hard to say. You never have to wait for the mail or worry if your Delaware LLC notice gets lost. If you have multiple Delaware LLCs you’ll find it very helpful to utilize our resources we provide you to maintain your Delaware LLC annual filings and see which ones are coming up and due.
Here is the link to filing your Delaware LLC annual tax payment: http://corp.delaware.gov/paytaxes.shtml