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Delaware LP, LLC, & General Partnerships – Annual Tax Due June 1st, 2019

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Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, and General Partnerships formed in Delaware are required to pay an annual tax on or before June 1st of each year. Not receiving notice does not exempt you from filing and paying by the due date. What’s Due & When Annual tax of $300.00 on or before June 1st of each year Missed Deadline Penalty for non or late payment is $200.00 Interest accrues on the tax and penalty at the… [READ MORE]


Delaware Division of Corporations – Limited Staffing Event on March 29th

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On Friday, March 29 an Employee Recognition Event is planned for employees of the Delaware Division of Corporations.  The 4-12 shift will be working 12 Noon to 8 P.M. and the following changes will be in effect: All 30 Minute and Priority 1 (one-hour service) must be received by 6 P.M.; Priority 2 (two-hour service) must be received by 5 P.M. All other cut-off times will remain unchanged. [READ MORE]


Delaware Corporations: Franchise Taxes & Annual Reports due March 1st, 2019

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For-profit and nonprofit corporations in Delaware should be on the lookout for notices from the Delaware Division of Corporations for franchise taxes and annual reports due for the 2018 tax year.  Not receiving this notice does not exempt you from filing and paying by the due date. Following the 2017 amendments to Title 8 Section 503 many corporations have been left with questions.  We’ve assembled a list of facts to consider during… [READ MORE]


Legislation Effective January 1st, 2019

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For any questions please contact your account manager or call 800.406.1577. Alabama - HB72 Revises the Alabama Partnership Act by specifying the procedures for formation, powers, governance, and dissolution available to LLLPs, LLPs, foreign LLLPs, and foreign LLPs that conduct business in the state. California - SB920 Extends the authorization for persons licensed to engage in the practice of engineering, land… [READ MORE]


New Secretary of State Tools Encourage California Entrepreneurs

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bizfile California, an online business entity document filing and search platform run by the Secretary of State (SOS), has expanded a lot over the past year. Most notably, it now allows online filing of trademarks, service marks, and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) formations. Holding true to their commitment to entrepreneurs, the SOS most recently released the ability to terminate LLCs online. CLICK HERE to access the new LLC… [READ MORE]


‘Tis the Season of Giving

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President Samuel Hon, CFO Rich Ahrens, CEO David Silverburg, and Operations Manager CJ Hay with gifts donated to WEAVE this holiday season.  We express our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your contributions to our success this past year. In keeping with our commitment to give to those in our community, First Corporate Solutions has donated to the Camp Fire Victims who lost their homes in the recent fires that… [READ MORE]


Thanksgiving State Filing Office Closures

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The following state filing offices will be closed for the holiday. Wednesday, November 21st Texas Virginia Thursday, November 22nd All U.S. jurisdictions and First Corporate Solutions will be closed. Friday, November 23rd The following states and First Corporate Solutions will be closed: Colorado California Delaware Florida Georgia Illinois Indiana Iowa Kansas Kentucky Maine Maryland Michigan Minnesota Nebraska Nevada New… [READ MORE]


Registered Agent, Process Agent, and Special Agency Explained

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Having an agent to receive service of process (SOP) is not limited just to the formation or qualification of a business. Agents for SOP may be required in cross-border loan transactions or when registering with government agencies other than a Secretary of State or an equivalent special agency. Below we break down the different agent representation and their purposes. Companies forming or qualifying to do business are required to appoint… [READ MORE]


Local Muralist Adds Fresh Look to FCS Corporate Office

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At First Corporate Solutions one of our guiding principles is to cultivate an environment that encourages ideas and questions the status quo. As part of that mission we are excited to announce the commissioned mural by local artist Jake Castro on the exterior of our corporate office in Sacramento. Having earned a BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago and 14+ years of experience, Castro’s work is a mix of kinetics and geometry that highlights… [READ MORE]


FCS Coordinates Meeting With LA County Tax Collector And Bulk Sale Escrow Officers

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First Corporate Solutions recently coordinated and led a meeting with the Los Angeles County Tax Collector and bulk sale escrow officers helping to represent LA county. We batted around good solutions to a few key issues, and are now discussing implementations. Here are a few of the primary takeaways. Issue: Lag time and lack of return of the tax releases Solution: The tax collector will create a standalone email address for tax clearance… [READ MORE]