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Delaware UCC Fees Increase


1163736_important_letterIn a recent blog post, we noted that the Delaware Secretary of State was raising some of their corporate filing and document retrieval fees as of 8/1/2009.

As of 9/1/2009, some of the UCC fees are being increased as well.

The fee for filing and indexing a UCC document will increase from $75.00 to $100.00; if there are additional pages, the fee is $2.00 per page, and if there are more than two debtor names, the fee is $25.00 per additional debtor name.

Expedited services are also being raised: the two-hour service increases to $500.00, same-day increases to $200.00 and 24-hour will increase to $100.00. The SOS is also adding a one-hour priority service, which will cost $1,000.00.

Any web UCC filings submitted through the e-Corp Web Application will double in price from $15.00 to $30.00.

Any questions about these changes can be directed to the Secretary of State at 302-739-3073 or via email to

We should have also pointed out in the post about corporate fees that franchise taxes will be raised for the 2009 tax year. The maximum franchise tax due for a corporation will increase from $165,000 to $180,000, and corporations that file on the Assumed Par Value Capital Method will increase from $250 to $350 per $1,000,000 of total taxable gross assets. A synopsis of the changes can be found here:

As it gets closer to the Annual Report due date of 3/1/2010, make sure you check back in to our blog for some helpful tips for calculating your franchise tax!

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