Many startups in the San Jose area look to Delaware when establishing their corporate structure. You have probably heard that many top companies are incorporated in Delaware. Delaware is a popular state to form a corporation. But what are the advantages to a Silicon Valley company operating in Delaware? And how can you create your own Delaware company? The San Jose corporations lawyers at Structure Law Group, LLP can help answer these and other questions about the startup process.
What Are the Advantages of Incorporating in Delaware?
Despite being one of the smallest states, Delaware plays a significant role in corporate formation and law, offering numerous advantages. The state’s appealing tax laws are a primary factor for companies choosing to incorporate there. Corporations not conducting business in Delaware are exempt from the state’s corporate income tax, even if incorporated there. Instead, they are subject to a ‘franchise tax,’ which is typically much lower than corporate taxes in other states. Furthermore, Delaware offers considerable privacy for incorporators, requiring only the registered agent’s name on filings. Additionally, the state allows a single individual to establish a corporation and hold multiple corporate roles simultaneously.