FAQ

About the Company

Who leads Corp1?

Corp1 is both a woman-owned and veteran-owned company. Kelly Manchester, President of Corp1, served in the Air National Guard and Air Force Reserves and was activated for Operation Desert Storm. Who We Are

What sets Corp1 apart from competitors?

The most significant factor that sets Corp1 apart from our competitors is our people! Our staff comes from decades of industry experience, legal service departments, and Secretary of State offices. We pride ourselves on our expertise and delivery of the ‘human touch,’ ensuring that you can always get a same-day response or talk to the right person on the phone. Who We Are

Where are you located?

We have physical offices in Denver, Colorado, Dover, Delaware, and Cheyenne, Wyoming. However, we can remotely serve as a Registered Agent or perform filing and searching work in all 50 states using our in-house expertise or vast correspondent network for jurisdictional knowledge.

What is Corp1's mission?
The mission of our organization is to serve success: every client we interact with, the order we fulfill, and the decision we make for the organization and our employees defines us as a leader in the corporate service and Registered Agent industry.
What are your Core Values?
Our Core Values are Positivity, Trust, Relationships, Accountability, and Growth.

Community Involvement

Are you a part of any professional networks?
Yes! We are an active member of both the Central Delaware Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Cheyenne Chamber of Commerce. We are also members of the Delaware Paralegal Association, Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association, and National Federation of Paralegal Associations, and we sponsor conferences or serve on committees as National Public Records Research Association members.

Orders

What is the best way to order from Corp1?

What is the best way to order from Corp1?
The best way to order is through email. If you need a quote, have questions about an order before, during, or after an order, or want to get to know the team, an email or phone call is the best way to contact us.

Will you quote an order or a project free of charge?

Yes! We will provide quotes for orders or projects upon request.

Do you only do work in Colorado, Delaware, and Wyoming?

Our physical locations are in Colorado, Delaware, and Wyoming, but we work in all 50 states and some international jurisdictions! Using our correspondent network, we can serve as Registered Agents in all 50 states so that you or your client only receive official state correspondence, Service of Process, and billing from Corp1, Inc. We can also do corporate and UCC filings and searches in all jurisdictions.

Can you help me get an EIN for my business?
Yes, we can assist domestic and international clients in obtaining an Employer Identification Number (EIN) for your business! For domestic clients with a Social Security Number, we can obtain an EIN in 1-2 business days. For international clients who require a fax request to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), we can assist in obtaining an EIN in 4-15 business days. EIN page
What kind of searches do you do? What is a "full search"?
Our Colorado, Delaware, Wyoming, and Nationwide teams can perform searches across state and county jurisdictions. A “full search” includes UCCs, fixture filings, state tax liabilities, federal tax liabilities, pending suits and judgments (Defendant), and bankruptcy. Our teams can perform all or some searches in a single order.
Do you do court record retrievals?

Yes! Our teams can do record retrievals from most courts. We can request copies by mail or via electronic means, or if the court is within a reasonable distance from our physical offices or our correspondents’ physical offices, we can request copies in person. Record Retrieval

Do you do conversions and mergers between states?

If you or your client is moving their business to another state, is consolidating, or has been acquired, our team of Corporate Specialists is equipped with the industry expertise and professional network to successfully present conversion or merger options to you or your client and can offer attorney referrals for assistance.

Why do I need a Registered Agent?

If you are forming a corporation where your business is located, most states allow an officer or director to be the Registered Agent, and some states will enable the corporation to be its own agent. However, due to the potentially embarrassing situation of being served legal papers on the business premises or the potential for these papers to fall into unresponsible hands, most businesses choose the services of a professional Registered Agent. A professional agent can also assist you with keeping your corporation in good standing, obtaining copies, obtaining a certificate of good standing/existence, and answering other questions related to the maintenance of your corporation.

You must keep your Registered Agent informed of your current address and telephone number so that you can be reached if the agent receives official mail or service on your behalf. The corporation laws require a Registered Agent and office in nearly every state (in New York, the Secretary of State acts as an agent, but a contact address still must be supplied for service). Corp1, Inc. can provide service in all 50 states at a very reasonable cost. We don’t bait clients with a lower initial fee, only to increase in the following years.

Delaware Orders

How can I get a Delaware Good Standing and/or Certified Copies?

Contact our team via email or phone to receive a Delaware Good Standing and/or Certified Copies by email within an hour during business hours. Only Delaware agents with online access at the DE Division of Corporations can provide this service. Clients may order directly from the state, in writing, paying the cost of the certificate(s) and a $50 expediting fee. Results are returned via First Class Mail, or the client may pay for an overnight courier.

When are my Delaware corporation franchise taxes and Annual Reports due?

All active Domestic Corporation Annual Reports and Franchise Taxes for the prior year are due annually on or before March 1st and must be filed online. Failure to file the report and pay the required franchise taxes will result in a penalty of $200.00 plus 1.5% interest per month on tax and penalty. Foreign Corporations must file an Annual Report with the Delaware Secretary of State on or before June 30 each year. A $125.00 filing fee is required to be paid. If the Annual Report and remittance are not received by the due date, a $125.00 penalty will be added to the filing fee. The minimum tax is currently $175.00, using the Authorized Shares Method. Our Corp1 Delaware office can assist with tax owed calculations, submitting tax payments, and filing Annual Reports with the state.

When are my Delaware LLC franchise taxes due?

Limited Partnerships (LPs), Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and General Partnerships (GPs) formed in the State of Delaware do not file an Annual Report. Still, they are required to pay an annual tax of $300.00. Taxes for these entities are due on or before June 1st of each year. The penalty for non-payment or late payment is $200.00. Interest accrues on the tax and penalty rate of 1.5% per month.

What if I need a filing done after regular business hours?

Corp1 is ready to extend after-hours service to clients who give advance warning during business hours or to clients with whom we have established a relationship that has our leadership’s personal cell phone numbers to notify of an after-hours filing. After-hours services performed are subject to an additional service fee.

Do I need to submit a Delaware name reservation, and what are my options?

You may submit a name reservation to the Delaware Division of Corporations to protect a unique business name, prevent consumer confusion, or comply with state laws. Name reservation ensures that no other entity in the state can use a similar name during the reservation period. Additionally, businesses reserve names for future use, expansion into new states, or specific projects or products. A reserved name can also attract investors and partners, demonstrating professionalism and commitment. Contact our Delaware team at orders@corp1.com to get started or learn more about reserving your business name.

Colorado Orders

How do you retrieve copies from distant counties?

Corp1 runs daily to the Colorado Secretary of State and Denver, Arapahoe, Adams, Jefferson, and Douglas Counties recorders or courts as requested. Outside the Denver Metro area, our processors can submit electronic requests, rely on our connections in the court for electronic copies, or physically visit the county for an approved expedited mileage fee, depending on county and office workload.

Does the Colorado Secretary of State accept DocuSign or conformed signatures?

Most Colorado Secretary of State filings are done electronically, so we enter the electronically typed signature as directed by our client.

What is Colorado Secure Business Filing?

“Colorado Secure Business filing sets your company records up for security and success by requiring a password to prevent unauthorized filings and business identity theft. The process requires that you assign a trusted person(s) responsible for maintaining and monitoring your business record with the Secretary of State. If changes have been made without your permission or knowledge, let the Colorado Secretary of State know and correct your business record. They provide a “Checklist for Victims” with steps to report the fraud to the proper authorities.”

https://www.coloradosos.gov/pubs/business/ProtectYourBusiness/preventionChecklist.html

Should I subscribe to email and text notifications from the Colorado Secretary of State to monitor my company's records?

The Colorado Secretary of State email and text notifications option allows you the opportunity to monitor your business, even if you’re on the go or not actively checking. The Secretary of State will email when Periodic Reports are coming due, due, or overdue, and any filings made on behalf of your business.

Do I need to submit a Colorado name reservation, and what are my options?

You may submit a name reservation to the Colorado Secretary of State to protect a unique business name, prevent consumer confusion, or comply with state laws. Name reservation ensures that no other entity in the state can use a similar name during the reservation period. Additionally, businesses reserve names for future use, expansion into new states, or specific projects or products. A reserved name can also attract investors and partners, demonstrating professionalism and commitment. Contact our Colorado team at COorders@corp1.com to get started or learn more about reserving your business name.

Wyoming Orders

How can I get a Wyoming Good Standing?

Provided the requested entity is in Good Standing, our office can obtain a Wyoming Good Standing for you on the same day. You may also order one online.

When is my Wyoming Annual Report due?

Annual Reports for Corporations, LLCs, LPs, RLLPs, and SFs are due on the first day of the anniversary month of formation. For example, if your ‘initial filing’ date is May 15, your Annual Report is due May 1st of each year. Statutory Trust Annual Reports are due by January 1st of each year.

How do you retrieve copies from Wyoming counties?

Most Wyoming counties are not online or accept payment over the phone. Copy requests must be mailed, and TAT is roughly 7-14 business days, depending on the county. Orders can be sent to WYorders@corp1.com.

Can I expedite my Wyoming filing through your office?

The Wyoming Secretary of State processes documents in 10-15 business days but does not offer expedited services. There are a few business documents that the Wyoming Secretary of State allows to be filed online, but most require hard-copy delivery. Our office can accept scanned and emailed documents to be printed and dropped off at the Secretary of State counter.

Does the Wyoming Secretary of State accept DocuSign or conformed signatures?

Yes! The Wyoming Secretary of State will accept DocuSign, conformed signatures, signed/scanned documents, or wet/original signatures.

Do I need to submit a Wyoming name reservation, and what are my options?

You may submit a name reservation to the Wyoming Secretary of State to protect a unique business name, prevent consumer confusion, or comply with state laws. Name reservation ensures that no other entity in the state can use a similar name during the reservation period. Additionally, businesses reserve names for future use, expansion into new states, or specific projects or products. A reserved name can also attract investors and partners, demonstrating professionalism and commitment. Contact our Wyoming team at WYorders@corp1.com to get started or learn more about reserving your business name.

Wholesale Correspondent Services

What do wholesale correspondent services encompass?

Service companies located across the country, even internationally, may have enough business in a particular state to warrant qualifying to do business there, even if they are not physically located there. Delaware and Wyoming are prime examples. If that is the case, the service company may choose to qualify to do business in their name for the ability to name themselves as a Commercial Registered Agent on all filings rather than naming the local correspondent. Corp1 can provide the physical address and staff to perform services in your name in Colorado, Delaware, and Wyoming. Contact our team at orders@corp1.com, COorders@corp1.com, or WYorders@corp1.com  or contact Kelly directly at 302-608-0819 to get your wholesale correspondent service up and running.

Payments

How can I pay my invoice?
You can pay your invoice through the link in the invoice email, your BillerGenie customer account, or our Stripe secure payment form.

Who can I reach out to with questions?

You can contact the Corporate Specialist who completed your order or finance@corp1.com for answers to payment- and invoice-related questions.

Careers

How can I apply for a position at Corp1?

We will post the position online if we are actively hiring for a role. If we are not actively hiring for a Corporate Assistant or Corporate Specialist position, you may send your resume to kmanchester@corp1.com for consideration.

What skills are most important as a Corp1 team member?

Corp1’s five core values are Positivity, Trust, Relationships, Accountability, and Growth. We search for team members who can maintain a positive attitude and be excited to learn and adapt, who we trust to take care of our clients and other team members, who are willing to work with others, who are accountable for their actions, and who are excited to grow personally and professionally – in turn, growing the company. Essential qualities are professional communication skills, attention to detail, and the ability to take ownership over the lifecycle of an order.

Are there any perks to working at Corp1?

Part-time and full-time employees can opt-in to employee health insurance benefits, accrue sick and vacation days, and can opt-in to a Shared IRA plan. Employees also get their birthdays off.

Industry

What is the Corporate Transparency Act?

Learn about the Corporate Transparency Act, where it’s been, where it’s going, and what your business needs to do regarding compliance at https://www.fincen.gov/boi.

Where can I find information on industry updates?

You can find industry updates on our blog, where we publish information on industry practices and legislative changes.