How to pay the annual tax of a company in Delaware?

Each company registered (LLC or Corporation) in Delaware in the United States must pay an annual tax of US$300 (amount for 2021).

The tax payment must be made by June 1st of each year. It is essential to pay on time. Otherwise, the amount due will be higher.

If the tax remains unpaid after the due date, a penalty of $200 will be imposed. In addition, an interest rate of 1.5% per month will be applied until the tax and penalty are paid.

And if any balance remains unpaid on June 1, the LLC or Corporation will cease to be in good standing.

1st step: identification of Delaware company

To pay the tax, you must go to the following web address: https://icis.corp.delaware.gov/Ecorp/login.aspx?FilingType=FranchiseTax

  • Enter the LLC or Corporation’s Delaware state identification number in the first box and leave the second box blank.
Identification of the number Delaware Company
How to identify the number Delaware LLC or Corporation?
  • Click on the button “Continue”.

If you don’t remember the identification number, you can search for it with the link “Search“:

Search the number of a company in Delaware
Find the LLC or Corporation number in Delaware

2nd step: new identification of Delaware company

  • Re-enter the LLC’s Delaware state-corporate ID number in the first box, and always leave the second box blank.
Paying the annual tax of a corporation in Delaware
How to pay the annual tax of an LLC or Corporation in Delaware?
  • Click on the button, “Continue“.

3rd step: Tax Filing Information

At this step, you must verify that all information is correct. It is also at this stage that you will see the taxes and interest to be paid.

Tax to be paid
Summary of tax to be paid
  • Click on the button “Pay Taxes“.

4th step: payment of annual Delaware tax

You can pay by “credit card” or “ACH Debit”. The credit card payment system is the easiest. Please note that it is impossible to deliver to the State of Delaware via PayPal, check, bank transfer, or Western Union.

You must fill in your credit card information and all fields with a red star.

The annual tax amount of a Delaware corporation
Annual tax amount for an LLC or Corporation in Delaware

Once you have filled in all the information, click the “Submit” button.

If your payment is successful, you should see the message “Payment Received and Submitted Successfully“:

Successful payment tax of the LLC or Corporation
Successful tax payment

You will receive a “Payment Acknowledgement Copy” in the email you entered the previous step.

It is possible to receive another email with a confirmation of payment by clicking on the “Email confirmation copy” button.

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1 thought on “How to pay the annual tax of a company in Delaware?”

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for your help. Your explanations on how to pay the annual tax in the state of Delaware are very helpful.

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