Delaware Changes – Corporate Franchise Tax Rates and Statutory Business Trust Fees

Delaware House Bill 175, Laws of 2017, has increased the following corporate franchise tax rates and amounts and statutory (business) trust fees, effective as noted below.

 

Franchise Tax

  • Delinquency fees from $100 to $125 (January 1, 2018)
  • Tax multiplier from $75 to $85 related to the authorized shares calculation (January 1, 2018)
  • Tax multiplier from $350 to $400 related to the assumed par calculation (January 1, 2018)
  • Minimum tax related to the assumed par calculation from $350 to $400 (January 1, 2018)
  • Excepted as below, maximum tax from $180,000 to $200,000 (effective for the tax year beginning January 1, 2017)
  • Creation of a new $250,000 maximum for certain publicly traded corporations effective for the tax year beginning January 1, 2017)

 

Statutory Trusts

  • Maximum fee for filing documents from $300 to $500 (August 1, 2017)

 

The Bill may be accessed at http://legis.delaware.gov/json/BillDetail/GenerateHtmlDocument?legislationId=25780&legislationTypeId=1&docTypeId=2&legislationName=HB175