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Saturday, January 01, 2011

U.S. Postal Service Price Adjustment for 2011

In todays economic situation it is no surprise anymore of announcement of new prices and product innovations.

Effective Jan. 02, 2011, the U.S Postal Service has a few changes in the services they offer .First class mail stamps will remain at 44 cents but a price adjustment might occur later. There is an overall price change of 3.5 percent for Priority Mail, new prices for Express Mail, Global Express Guaranteed, Express Mail International, Priority Mail International, Parcel Select and Parcel Return Service. The overall price change for all shipping services products is 3.6 percent.

The Postal Service strives to offer new products that will provide simple solutions to a dynamic marketplace.

Currently available for Express Mail only, the popular Hold for Pick- Up service option will be extended to Priority Mail and First-class mail commercial parcels in this new year. Available at no extra cost for customers using shipping labels from Click-N-Ship or other USPS-approved vendor, packages with the Hold for Pick-up endorsement are shipped directly to a Post office instead of being left at a recipient’s address. Packages are then held at the Post Office until picked-up anytime during office hours, at a time convenient for the recipient.

For shippers mailing regionally, an economical new flat rate boxes offers zone-based pricing with the “If it Fits it Ships” concept and flat rates up to maximum of 20 pounds.

Customers choosing to use online shipping solutions from the Postal Service will continue to get discounted rate compared to retail prices.

A complete listing of 2011 prices is available online at- as well as structural changes in an attempt to overcome some of the financial challenges faced by the Postal Service.


Friday, December 31, 2010

Delaware Filing Procedures for New Year's Eve, December 31, 2010

It's that time of year again!

Here's some valuable info for anyone who wants to get some last minute filings done in Delaware before the end of 2010:

December 31, 2010 - New Year’s Eve - The Division of Corporations will be open from 8 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. The Division will close at 4:30 P.M. and the following changes will be in effect:

  • All 30 Minute and one-hour service requests must be received by 2:30 P.M.; all two-hour service requests must be received by 2 P.M., Same Day requests are required to be received by 1 P.M.


    Monday, December 27, 2010

    Delaware Corporation 2010 Annual Report and Tax Notices

    Delaware Intercorp, Inc. will be mailing 2010 Official Tax notices to Corporations early next week. Our email notices will be sent at the end of the week. The notice will inform corporations registered in Delaware of the change to the Assumed Par Value Method of tax calculation. We also, reinforce the mandatory State requirement for electronic filing of the Annual Reports and Taxes, in our notices.

    The filing deadline for Delaware Corporation Annual Reports and Taxes is March 1, 2011, in order to avoid penalty and interest charges. We, at Delaware Intercorp, Inc. recommend that you file early in order to avoid possible internet interruptions and allow you the availability to obtain assistance, if you need it.

    Contact us for further information on the changes to 2010 corporation taxes.


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    113 Barksdale Professional center
    Newark, DE 19711-3258

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