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California Statement of Information

All businesses in California are required to file a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State. For some businesses, this filing is done annually, while for others it is done biennially (every two years). A Statement of Information can be filed online.

The Statement of Information updates your company’s corporate information registered with the Secretary of State. Information like owner names and addresses, business address, mailing address and California registered agent information can be updated on the Statement of Information.

When you hire Northwest Registered Agent, we will professionally prepare and submit your Statement of Information in advance of your compliance deadline. It should be noted that companies are also required to pay the Annual Franchise Tax to the Franchise Tax Board (this is not included in our Statement of Information Compliance service).

CA Statement of Information Costs, Due Dates and How to File

Business Type Cost Due Date How to File
Profit Corporations $25 Last Day Anniversary Month (Annual) Online
Nonprofit Corporation $20 Last Day Anniversary Month (Domestic Biennial) Online
Foreign Corporation $25 Last Day Anniversary Month (Annual) Online
Domestic/Foreign LLCs $20 Last Day Anniversary Month (Biennial) Online
Charities $0 to $300 (depending on revenue) 4 Months & 15 Days After Fiscal Year End Online

How to File a Statement of Information With the Secretary State:

California Corporations: You can file online or mail it in. It is strongly recommended that corporations take advantage of the online filing option since California is slow at processing documents and their delinquent penalty is hefty. Domestic profit corporations file Form SI-200. Domestic California nonprofits use Form SI-100 and all foreign corporations (stock, professional, flexible purpose and nonprofits) in California file Form SI-350.

  • File online. Follow the link at the bottom of this page, search by your corporate name, and enter your business and credit card information; click submit. Take advantage of this option, because California takes FOREVER to process mailed statements and their late fee is hefty.
  • Mail in the paper form. Go to the Annual/Biennial Statement page at the Secretary of State link below and download the proper fillable form. Complete it and deliver it with the fee.

Avoid CA Franchise Tax

California LLCs: Limited Liability Companies can mail their Biennial Statement of Information to the California Secretary of State or file them online. There is just one form for both domestic and foreign LLCs, whether filing the initial statement or the biennial statement. (Form LLC-12)

We suggest filing online, which is faster and more efficient.

Be sure to read the attached instructions carefully. If your information hasn’t changed since your last statement of information filing, you can now check the box in number 3 of the corporate statements, and number 4 of the California LLC biennial statement. Just sign and date and you are done. The California Secretary of State requires the following information updated for all corporations and LLCs in the state.

California Charities: Renew each year by completing the annual registration and renewal form and mailing it in to the attorney general. (Form RRF-1) The California charities link is found below.

CA General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships: Neither domestic nor foreign partnerships have any reporting requirements in California.

CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION FAQS

What is the Cost to File the California Statement of Information?

Profit Corporations: $25

Nonprofit Corporations: $20

Foreign Corporations: $25

Domestic and Foreign LLCs: $20

Charities: $0 to $300 depending upon revenue

Are There Initial Report Requirements in California?

Yes. After you start a business in California, all corporations and LLCs operating in California must file the Initial Statement of Information within 90 days of registering with the Secretary of State.

When is the California Statement of Information Due?

Profit Corporations: Last day of anniversary month

Domestic Nonprofits: Last day of anniversary month (biennial)

Foreign Nonprofits: Last day of anniversary month

Domestic and Foreign LLCs: Last day of anniversary month (biennial)

Charities: 4 months and 15 days after fiscal year end

Late Fees?

$250! ‘Northwest’ reminds their California businesses of due dates to avoid this.

Who Can File?

Anyone with authority may file.

Are Original Signatures Needed?

No. You can file the Statement of Information online.

Resources:

Secretary of State
Statement of Information Unit
P.O. Box 944230
Sacramento, CA 94244-2300
T: (916) 657-5448

California Attorney General
Registry of Charitable Trusts
P.O. Box 903447
Sacramento, CA 94203-4470
T: (916) 445-2021

Online filing: https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/

Charities: http://ag.ca.gov/charities/forms.php

California Statement of Incorporation Compliance Includes:

  1. Instant annual compliance service for only $120 (includes state fees).
  2. Guaranteed professionally prepared and submitted Statement of Information.
  3. Guaranteed not to miss your compliance deadline.
  4. No hassles, no worries, no hidden fees, no kidding.
  5. And, most importantly…We’re just not annoying™.
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