In this age of computer networks, the power and authority of State taxing agencies is rivaling even that of the Internal Revenue Service. With new treaties, foreign nations are getting into the act. These taxing agencies are becoming more and more proficient at tax collection. It is almost imperative that with certain corporate entities, you will need the ability to prove your Delaware Corporation meets all the requisites of conducting business in the State of Delaware. Unless your Corporation establishes a certain degree of “nexus” in Delaware, you could be leaving large gaps in your well-planned corporate structure through which savvy revenue agents or creditors can and will invade.
Finally, for some corporations or LLCs, privacy in business activity is essential to success. A good example would be a corporation assembling properties necessary for expansion, or the acquisition of another company. A Delaware Corporation or LLC can provide the privacy needed for the financial success in negotiations and transactions. Another example would be a woman in Florida manufacturing items at home that she sells over an internet website. By maintaining a Delaware mailing address and phone number, she can protect her family’s privacy, and avoid customers, salespeople, and general curiosity seekers from calling her home or knocking at the door unannounced.
We offer a range of invaluable services to assist our clients and their Delaware business entities in achieving their goals. The below services can establish a basic presence in the State of Delaware; however, please be aware that some states may not consider or recognize mail forwarding and telephone service as having an actual presence in Delaware. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:
Electronic Mail Forwarding
Mail received at our Wilmington, Delaware business street address is forwarded to you by E-mail (no bulk mail advertisements, magazines, or catalogs). As your mail arrives, we immediately scan the contents into a PDF file for e-mailing to your address on a daily basis. This is a quick and efficient method of receiving mail. Any important documents are re-packaged and sent daily via the U.S. Postal Service to your address. Shipping via Federal Express is extra. Basic fee for the use of our address and mail forwarding – $350 per year.
Mail Forwarding via U.S. Postal Service
Clients my request their mail be forwarded by U.S. Postal Service (not E-mail). We forward first class letter mail only (no bulk mail advertisements, magazines, catalogs, or packages) to addresses within the United States. Packages and courier delivery can be forwarded with pre-approval at your expense. The basic fee for the use of our address and domestic mail forwarding – $350 per year.
The Use of Our Delaware Business Street Address
Our address can be printed on your corporate letterhead and used on your Bank account, or used for any lawful purpose. Use of our Delaware address on Websites is by permission only which will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Requests must be made in writing (E-mail is acceptable).
Maintaining a Physical Presence
There are many advantages to establishing and maintaining a physical presence in Delaware. The management of Advantage Delaware LLC has more than 25 years experience in performing services for a wide variety of domestic and international businesses. Please Note: Some States do not consider basic incoming mail forwarding and maintaining a local phone number to constitute “doing business” or having “nexus“ in Delaware. However, we can customize a package specifically designed to accomplish the goal of physical presence.
Our services include, but are not limited to the following:
- For an actual physical presence in Delaware, we can: locate a small office, negotiate a lease, furnish and decorate, equip with telephone service, computer, and internet connection.
- Maintain a Delaware operating office to meet your specific needs and budget.
- Banking services may include depositing checks, maintaining the checkbook, and paying bills.
- Management and basic accounting services for a Delaware Holding Company.
- Obtain any required local and State business licenses to stay in compliance with Delaware State law.
- Make arrangements for your annual or quarterly Board of Directors meetings.
- Professional service as a Board of Director member in Delaware. Compensation by salary or fee basis.
- Conduct board meetings via teleconference.
- We can act as an employee on salary, or bill as an independent contractor for services performed.
A combination of the above Delaware office and administrative services can demonstrate a day-to-day operation of your Delaware Corporation. We can customize a program of services that will meet your individual on-going requirements, while remaining flexible so as to adapt to changing business needs.
Our reasonable fees are an excellent value. Our clients regard our fees as an investment rather than an expense. Fees are based on annual or quarterly retainers for basic services, payable at the beginning of the period for the upcoming period. All other services are negotiable and are payable in U.S. funds only at the beginning of the upcoming period.