Foreign qualification is the process by which a business entity from another state or country seeks permission to operate in Delaware. This involves registering with the Secretary of State in Delaware and complying with the state's laws and regulations to establish legal presence and conduct business activities within its jurisdiction.
Follow the guide below to help you register with the Secretary of State in Delaware or use Mosey to do it.
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Once you are registered with the Secretary of State, you may
have additional requirements to maintain your "good
standing" in the state. Failing to do so can result in
fines, back taxes, and forfeiting certain priveleges within
Maintaining a Registered Agent
Most states require that you have a registered agent that
can receive important mail from the Secretary of State
should they need to contact you. There are many commercial
options available or you can use Mosey to be your registered
agent and keep your information private in Delaware.
Annual Reports and Taxes
In addition to maintaining a registered agent, most states
require you to file a report annually. Registration can also
trigger state taxes such as a franchise tax or income
tax. You can use Mosey to identify these additional
requirements to maintain good standing in Delaware.
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