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Incorporate a business in California -
Forming an LLC in CA

Requirements to Incorporate in California

State of California Incorporation Filing Fee: $135 - Includes Counter Fee For Walking Docs Into State

Our Service Fee: Only $45 - Includes Federal Tax ID # (FEIN)

Your total cost for forming a California Corporation: $180

How long will incorporating in California take?

Standard Filing Time - About 3 to 5 weeks
Expedited Filing Time - 24 hours - additional fees apply

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Ready to incorporate your business in California? Simply fill out our Online Incorporation Order Form.
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How to name a corporation in California: Must not so closely resemble any other corporate or LLC name on file with the state that it is deceptive in nature. Common name endings - Incorporated, Inc., Corporation or Corp.

Directors: At least three. Unless the number of shareholders is one or two then the number of directors must be equal to the number of shareholders. (1 shareholder = 1 director or 2 shareholders = 2 directors) No residency or age restrictions. California does not require listing of directors in the articles of incorporation.

Officers: One individual can hold all offices. (i.e. president, secretary and treasurer) California does not require listing of officers in the articles of incorporation.

Stock: Number of shares and par value does not affect state filing fee.

S Corporation Election: Recognizes s-corp election but requires filing of separate state S-Corp form.

Requirements for forming an LLC in California

State of California LLC Filing Fee: $105- Includes Counter Fee For Walking Docs In to Sec of State

Our Service Fee: Only $45 - Includes Federal Tax ID # (FEIN)

Your total cost for forming a California LLC: $150

How long will llc formation in California take?

Standard Filing Time - About 3 to 5 weeks
Expedited Filing Time - 24 Hours - additional fees apply

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Ready to Form an LLC in California? Simply fill out our Online LLC Formation Order Form.
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How to name a LLC in California: Must not so closely resemble any other corporate or LLC name on file with the state that it is deceptive in nature. Common name endings - Limited Liability Company, L.L.C. or LLC.

Membership: One or more - no residency restriction - must be at least 19 years old. California does not require listing of members in the articles of organization.

Management: California does not require the listing of managers in the articles of organization.

Registered Agent in California

California Corporations and Limited Liability Companies are required to have a registered agent who must maintain a physical address in the State of California and be available during standard business hours.

What is the process for Incorporating or forming an LLC in California?

Upon receipt of your California incorporation or LLC formation order we:

  • Check your name choice for availability in the State of California
  • Prepare your California incorporating documents and send them to the state for filing
  • Monitor the progress of your filing for acceptance by the state
  • Notify you upon receipt of your filing confirmation by our office
  • Forward your filed documents/confirmation to you
  • We then fulfill any additional service requests

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Ready to incorporate a business in California? Simply fill out our online order form and our experienced professionals will handle the rest. You can feel confident in knowing that the Start Biz Here staff has been incorporating California companies for just over ten years.

After incorporating a business in California be sure to take advantage of the other services we offer for assisting with the maintenance a growth of your company.

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