Friday, May 02, 2008
Over the Line
I’ll admit something, I am a Delaware Incorporator and I reside in Maryland. Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Maryland/Delaware line as a matter of fact. Being so close to the first state can come in handy, not only for my commute, but also for shopping….as there is no sales tax. Christiana Mall offers a plethora of retail shops and its Delaware presence offers a bit of a savings especially in this economy when every nickel counts. Lums Pond State Park, only minutes away, offers recreation including paddle boats and nature trails. The city of Newark, Delaware Intercorp’s home, caters largely to the University of Delaware crowd and therefore offers a variety of restaurants and breweries.
A drawback which I am willing to live with to enjoy this convenience is at income tax time, when I have to file with both Delaware and Maryland.
Thursday, May 01, 2008
What to do on your summer vacation
If you are planning on a vacation this Spring or Summer, throwing caution and high gas prices to the wind, visiting Delaware offers many fun opportunities: Dover Downs, Fort Delaware State Park, the Wilmington Riverfront, and more.
Historic New Castle, Delaware offers events that you will not find elsewhere. It was from New Castle, Delaware that two of Delaware’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence rode in 1776. Two events in New Castle are coming up soon.
A Day in Old New Castle, on the third Saturday in May, has been an annual home and garden event for 84 years. Guests may visit historic buildings, enjoy period music and dance, or simply walk down a cobblestone street.
Another New Castle event is Separation Day. On the second Saturday in June, we celebrate Delaware’s separation from England and Pennsylvania. Yes, Delaware used to be part of Pennsylvania! There are many family events, including historical reenactments, rides, food, evening concerts, and fireworks.
I hope that you will consider a trip to Delaware, especially New Castle. I think that you will find it a “blast from the past”.
The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports
The 134th Kentucky Derby, the first of the three races that make up horse racing's Triple Crown, goes off this Saturday, May 3rd, at Churchill Downs. Post time is 6PM Eastern Time.
Local Delaware Park jockey Ramon Dominguez is expected to ride Monba.
If you haven’t decided which horse to back, there’s still time. Take a look at this year’s contenders.
So, invite some friends and family over, mix up a Mint Julep, and enjoy the thrill of "The Run for the Roses!"
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Delaware, Small Wonder
“So you live in Dela-where? Delaware, TX or Delaware, OH?” It’s a fact that many people do not know where or what Delaware is. Many think it’s only a city or river. Others will dispute the fact that it’s a State in the United States.
Did you know that Delaware has many unique things to offer to individuals and businesses? Delaware is only one of five states that have no sales tax. There are many other Delaware tax advantages as well.
For example, did you know that most Delaware corporations and LLCs pay only a small franchise tax?
The State of Delaware also has a Chancery Court which issues legal opinions regarding disputes concerning Delaware corporations and other business entities. Delaware’s Chancery Court is widely considered expert in this field.
So if you are wondering about Delaware, Small Wonder, take a moment to check out our unique benefits.
U.S.Postal Rates Up
It is just a year ago, May 14,2007 to be exact that postal rates went up . Here comes another adjustment effective May 12, 2008 for Mailing Services-First Class Mail, Standard Mail, Packaging Services and Special Services. For the complete postal prices, go to http://www.usps.com/prices.
Under the Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, they will adjust mail prices each May. By law, these prices can increase on average no more than the rate to be determined by the Consumer Price Index. But they plan to issue a 90-days notice of any price adjustment to help mailers prepare for the change.
As for the Forever Stamp which features the image of Liberty Bell, you can use it no matter how prices may change in the future. But that too will increase by $0.01 by May 12. You can also use the Forever Stamp for international mail. Customers will need to attach additional postage since international prices are higher than domestic prices.The value of the Forever Stamp is the domestic First Class letter price in effect on the day of use.
For ways to save on mailing cost, you can go to http://forums.pb.com/ptnb