Forming LLC in California
California limited liability companies are formed by filing Articles of Organization with California Secretary of State. The entire filing process in California greately depends on the season and the choice of expedited options. Generally it varies from 2 to 3 weeks with regular filing, but periodically can be as long as 2 months or as short as 1 week. Expedited options exist for extra fee. We recommend you to contact our office to check the most recent processing times. To learn more about forming an LLC in California you can visit California State government website.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the California limited liability company must end with one of the following words/abbreviations:
- Limited Liability Company
- Limited Liability Co.
- Ltd. Liability Company
- Ltd. Liability Co.
The Operating Agreement helps protect your company’s limited liability status and prevents your company from being run by the default rules created by your state. Unlike most other states, California mandates all LLCs to have Operating Agreement.
Depending on the nature of your business some additional filings could be necessary to complete the proper set up of your LLC. Click on the items below to learn about each:
- EIN (tax ID)
- Sales Tax Registration
- Payroll Registration & Business Licensing
- Statement of Information
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Forming LLC in Another State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota