We can incorporate your company or setup an LLC in California for
much less than an attorney and less than our competitors (with much more included).
Since 2001, we’ve formed thousands of corporations and
LLC’s for our clients with an A+ BBB Rating and a 98% client approval rate.
Your company name must include the correct corporate
or LLC identifier:
For Corporations you must file California “Articles of
Incorporation”, for LLC’s you must file California “Articles
of Organization”. Note that as many as 2/3 of all filings submitted are rejected so it is important that these documents be error free and submitted in the proper format with correct cover letter, payment and filing instructions (less than 1% of our filings are rejected).
Helpful Link: Corporation vs. S-Corporation vs. LLC vs. DBA
The Organizational Meeting is how you determine the percentage of ownership for each shareholder (Corporation) or Member (LLC’s) as well as resolve to do tasks like open a company bank account, pay back pre-incorporation expenses, elect S-Corporation status and more.
4a. Optional: If you want your corporation to be an S-Corporation, submit IRS form 2553 to the IRS within 75 days of your date of incorporation and adopt the appropriate corporate resolution. California also requires their own version of the S-Corporation filing.
This is a form that is due approximately 90 days after forming the California corporation or LLC. This form is the equivalent of an “Annual Report”. Clients who utilize our service will receive the form and assistance with completing/submitting the form to the California Secretary of State Filing Division.
If you intend to “do business as” a name different from your corporation or LLC name, then you can file a California DBA in the county where your business is located. This will allow you to open a bank account and accept payment under the different name. If you simply want to do business as your corporation or LLC name, then the DBA would not be required.
Our service includes:
In California, you can authorize an unlimited number of shares of No Par Value stock.
California imposes an $800 Franchise Tax on all newly formed LLC’s and Corporations and $800/year thereafter. Click here for more info on the Franchise Tax.
Annual Report (called the “Statement of Information”) due every other year.
Annual Report Fee: $25
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