What's the cost and paperwork of dissolving a Delaware corporation?


I have been working with my co-founder for the past year and recently we decided to part ways. However, about 2 months ago we incorporated our business in Delaware. Each of us is starting from scratch and doing our own thing and want to dissolve this incorporation and start with a clean slate.

  1. What's the cost of dissolving a Delaware corporation and are there
    any by-product fees?
  2. What's the paperwork that needs to be done? Can this be done online?

Thanks for any help.

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asked Nov 21 '12 at 06:01
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Sorry, but there is not a short, definitive answer to your question.

You need to decide which of the several dissolution forms ( http://corp.delaware.gov/corpformscorp09.shtml ) to use based on the applicable provisions of the Delaware General Corporation Law ( http://delcode.delaware.gov/title8/c001/sc10/index.shtml ) given your corporation's circumstances.

Each dissolution form is accompanied by a statement of the applicable filing fee. In addition, you need to make sure all taxes are paid and any other debts or obligations are taken care of.

Disclaimer: This information does not constitute legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

answered Nov 21 '12 at 10:57
Dana Shultz
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  • Given our circumstances we fall under `Dissolution before issuance of shares` and we'll be submitting a #274. Thanks! – Rjgonzo 10 years ago
  • My pleasure.... – Dana Shultz 10 years ago
  • Note: We had to pay something called franchise tax, apparently ia an annual fee that is required before dissolution. For any company doing less than a $1 million in revenue the fee is $400. – Rjgonzo 10 years ago

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