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Training Guide

Franchise Taxes


Training Guide

Franchise Taxes

Corporate Governance
Remote or in person

What’s Covered

  • Authorized Shares Method 
  • Assumed Par Value Capital Method
  • Penalties

Before the Session

Prepare the Attendees

Send the attendees an invitation for the session. Include this link, which has the videos and exercise they’ll need to prepare.

Prepare Yourself

Watch the videos and read the exercise so you’re familiar with the Hotshot material.

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    Franchise Taxes

    A review of the two methods of calculating franchise tax, and why there’s no need to panic when a corporation receives its first bill.

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    Franchise Taxes


During the Session

Part 1: Knowledge Check
Ask attendees these questions to ensure they understand the topic:
  • What is franchise tax?
  • What are some of the differences between the two methods of calculating franchise tax in Delaware?
  • What penalties might a company face if it doesn’t pay its franchise tax?
Part 2: Group Exercise
Lead a group discussion based on the exercise. To encourage collaboration, divide the attendees into groups to discuss the exercise, then have a representative from each group summarize their views to the larger group. Call on people to share their thoughts and ask others to respond.
Tip for remote sessions: use your web conferencing system’s breakout room feature to divide people into groups.
Part 3: War Stories and Firm Specifics
Share your own experiences and guidance, including:
  • Anecdotes and war stories 
  • General practice tips (dos and don’ts)
  • Firm-specific guidance and practices

After the Session

To continue their learning, attendees can check out related courses in Hotshot’s Corporate Governance topic.

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