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Delaware is the second smallest state in America, situated on the east coast of the United States. This democratic state has a population of about 900,000 people. Delaware is the leading jurisdiction for the incorporation of companies in the United States (US). The state has flexible corporate laws (often cited by other states as a standard for testing corporate legal matters) and business-friendly state government. Its internationally renowned Court of Chancery deals exclusively with corporate matters, the judges of this Court are appointed on merit alone and not elected. Many of the largest firms in America have chosen this small state as their state of incorporation.

There are two main company structures for offshore investors : the Corporation and the Limited Liability Company (LLC). Companies used for trade and investment are Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs); whereas LLCs are a hybrid of a Corporation and a Partnership.

What are the advantages of incorporating a company in Delaware?

  • • Corporation ownership is easily transferable to others as Delaware does not record business owners' names or require a record of ownership transfer.
  • • Low franchise tax for small businesses
  • • No tax on capital stock or assets
  • • No stock transfer taxes or Delaware capital shares
  • • No Delaware sales tax
  • • Corporations can usually deduct cost of health insurance
The incorporation of a Delaware company is subject to the following requirements:
  • • At least one Director and shareholder
  • • A President, Treasurer and Secretary must be appointed
  • • The company name can be in any language, though English translation is recommended
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