California Limited Liability Company

California LLCs are governed by the California Corporations Code – Title 2.5 Limited Liability Companies.

California LLC registration:

Forming an LLC in California will cost a $70 LLC articles of organization state filing fee.

The state of California Secretary of State is in charge of filing California LLCs, and it will take about 2 months to process your California limited liability company articles of organization if you file by mail.  The only way to speed up the process is to walk the filing in and then it gets done in about 25 business days, or you can pay an additional state expedite fee and your CA LLC will get done in 1-3 business days.

When forming an LLC in California, our service includes:

  • Drafting custom California company articles of organization.
  • We make the state filing with the CA Secretary of State.
  • The organizer initial resolution.
  • California limited liability company operating agreement.
  • The California LLCs state filing fees.
  • California registered agent service.
  • Our fees are: $100 California limited liability company service and $125 California registered agent service.

Total California company cost if you use our services:

$295 for an California limited liability company and that includes the states California LLC filing fee.

Any CA company expedited options?

We can walk the filing in and it will get done in about 25 business days. Paying an additional 24 hour expedite fee can get it done in about 1-3 business days. You can add these options when signing up for our services.

How much does an CA LLC cost each year?

California has biennial statement of information reports due on the last day of the month you formed your CA LLC in. They cost $20. You also have an initial report due within 90 days of formation that costs $20 also. Additionally, you’ll have to pay a minimum $800 a year franchise tax payment.

What are the California LLC taxes?

The personal income tax in California ranges from 1.25-9.55% for up to 1 million in personal income. Most everyone will fall in the 8.25-9.55% net income tax bracket. The California LLC is defaulted to be taxed at the personal level, making it very easy from an California state tax perspective.

The average combined California sales tax rate is 9.1%.

More California LLC Resources:

How to start a California LLC
LLC Overview
Register your LLC in a different state
California corporation
California registered agent
What is a registered agent?

Corporation Maintenance

California annual report
CA taxes 
California certified copy of articles 
California apostille
How to reinstate an LLC in California
How to dissolve a California LLC

California Corporation Forms

Free LLC Forms 
California LLC Operating Agreement
Membership certificate
LLC meeting minutes
LLC resolution to open a bank account
Articles of organization
Get an LLC EIN