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How To Setup a Virtual Business Address in California?

Virtual Business Address California

We offer you and your business a real brick and mortar business address that’s not a post office box number. We notify you when you have mail and optionally open your mail, scan your mail and email or fax you the contents. Upon request we will also forward your mail or shred it. Rates start at just $50/month. We look forward to being your Sacramento, CA mail service.  California LLC expedited filing.

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Complete The Form Below To Setup a California Virtual Business Address.

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How to Upgrade Your Online llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov Filing

Welcome to bizfile California, the Secretary of State’s new online portal to help businesses file, search, and order business records. Whether you are filing a financing statement pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC), searching for a corporation (Corp), limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP) filing or looking for an immigration consultant, this hub consolidates all your online filing and search needs.

Did you file your LLC via Bizfile California?

Are you still waiting on your documents?

Do you want to get your documents tomorrow?

You can upgrade your online bizfile to expedited filing.

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Located in Sacramento.  We provide filing services to the California Secretary of State

1500 11th street 3rd floor Sacramento, CA 95814

Guaranteed Same Day Expedite Drop Off

We will deliver your prepared documents by hand to the correct location within the Secretary of State’s Office.

Just provide us a copy of your prepared documents along with payment of our fee and the fees payable to the  Secretary of State.  We will file your documents in person.  The Secretary of State will process your documents within 24 hours.  We will pick  up your documents the next business day and email you a copy.

The fees your paid online with bizfile will be refunded at a later date.

The California Secretary of State fees to register a LLC is $70 registration fee, $5 certified copy, $350 24 hour expedited filing fee.  Our fees to file your document is additional.

California Secretary of State Service Request

  • Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Amendment, Certificate of Correction, Statement of Information, Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation, Articles of Organization for LLC, Amendment of Articles of Organization, Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company, Certificate of Limited Partnership, Application to Register Foreign Limited Partnership.
    Routine Service - Documents will be prepared and filed within 5 days of payment. Expedited Service You provide documents and we will file the day received. (1pm Cut off time) Expedited document preparation will be filed within 24 hours of payment receipt. The documents will be ready the next business day. Document preparation includes the following: 1 year of registered agent services & obtain EIN. Extra fee to obtain EIN number for non-US citizens.
  • Upload your signed prepared documents or email them to fastsosfiling@gmail.com. You will receive an email invoice which will include our fee and the fees payable to the California Secretary of State.

How to Start a Nonprofit Organization in California?

Complete The Form Below To Obtain 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status

Form California Nonprofit Corporation

To incorporate a California nonprofit (public benefit corporation), you must complete and file nonprofit articles of incorporation with the California Secretary of State.

Corporate Name

Your nonprofit’s name should be distinguishable from the names of other organizations on record with the California Secretary of State, and the name can’t suggest a purpose different from that described in your nonprofit Articles of Incorporation. You can mail a Name Availability Inquiry Letter to the Secretary of State’s office to find out if your nonprofit’s name is available, and you can reserve a name (for a $10 fee) for up to 60 days.

Business Address

You’ll then need to list a physical address for your nonprofit corporation.

Service of Process

This section asks for the name and California street address of your nonprofit’s registered agent. This is the address where the state will deliver services of process (lawsuits and legal notifications) on behalf of your nonprofit. You can list yourself, a willing associate, or a registered agent service

How to start a nonprofit organization in California

Purpose Statement

The three distinct nonprofit Articles provided by the State of California (for public benefit, mutual benefit, and religious corporations) provide slightly different statements of purpose and different instructions. If your nonprofit is a mutual benefit or religious corporation, don’t alter the statement of purpose, as it appears on the form, in any way. If your nonprofit is a public benefit corporation, you’ll check a box identifying your general purpose as “public” and “charitable” and then write in a more specific statement of purpose.

Additional Statements

This is another section where the Articles differ for mutual benefit, public benefit, and religious nonprofits in California. For mutual benefit corporations, you’re asked to provide a more specific statement of purpose (just a sentence), and the state provides the rest. If your nonprofit is a religious corporation or public benefit corporation, the state’s forms provides language recommended by the IRS for obtaining 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status.

Signature of Incorporator(s)

California asks for your Articles to be signed “by each incorporator,” but your incorporator does not need to be an officer, director, or member of your nonprofit.

Appoint the board of directors.

If the initial directors are not named in the articles of incorporation, the incorporator can and should appoint the board through a written action.

Under California law, a nonprofit board may be composed of as few as one director, but the IRS is unlikely to grant 501(c)(3) status to a nonprofit with only one director and most nonprofits have anywhere between three and 25 directors.  Expedited LLC.

These directors should understand their duties and responsibilities to act with reasonable care and in the best interests of the organization while providing direction and oversight over the organization’s activities, finances, officers, and legal compliance. BoardSource offers valuable resources on nonprofit corporate governance, including these Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards. We recommend also looking at the Board Source website for more information and resources about boards, many of which are free.

Draft the bylaws and conflict of interest policy.

A corporation’s bylaws typically address, at a minimum, fundamental provisions related to the management of the activities and affairs of the corporation. Bylaws should provide guidance to the board and reassurance of sound governance practices to government authorities, funders, and other interested stakeholders.

Bylaws typically contain specific provisions detailing:

(a) The purpose or mission of the nonprofit;

(b) How directors are elected or otherwise selected (e.g., by majority vote of directors at the annual board meeting);

(c) How the board may take an action (e.g., by majority vote of directors);

(d) How board meetings are called and noticed (e.g., six times per year with 14 days advance notice by email);

(e) How board meetings are conducted (e.g., the chair of the board presides);

(f) The officers of the corporation (a president or chair of the board, secretary, and treasurer or chief financial officer are required by California law);

(g) The duties and responsibilities of each officer;

(h) The authorization of board and non-board committees (e.g., committees tasked to act with the authority of the board versus committees that can only make recommendations);

(i) The level of indemnification provided by the corporation to protect its directors, officers and other agents; and

(j) The reports due to directors (e.g., financial reports).

If the nonprofit has voting members, the bylaws will also need to contain additional provisions regarding member rights and processes. Nonprofits considering a voting membership structure may want to first discuss such structure with a lawyer, particularly if they do not expect their members to actively participate in meetings and regularly exercise their voting rights. Public Counsel provides an Annotated Form of Bylaws for a California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation.

Separately articulated policies commonly supplement the bylaws in addressing key governance and management issues. For example, although not required by federal tax law, it is considered to be a best practice for any nonprofit to have an adopted conflict of interest policy. Additionally, a nonprofit must describe its policy regarding conflicts of interest in the IRS Form 1023. Accordingly, it would be advantageous for most nonprofits to adopt a policy similar to the sample policy provided in Appendix A (page 25) of the Instructions to Form 1023.

Take the initial board actions at a board meeting or by unanimous written consent of the directors.

The board should take the following actions:

(a) Adopt the bylaws and conflict of interest policy;

(b) Elect officers;

(c) Adopt a fiscal year (such as a year ending December 31 or June 30);

(d) Approve establishing a bank account;

(e) Approve applying for federal and state tax-exempt status;

(f) Approve reimbursement of startup expenses (if applicable); and

(g) Approve the compensation of the executive director (CEO) or the treasurer (CFO) (if applicable).

Obtain an employer identification number (EIN).

An officer or authorized third party designee may apply for and obtain an EIN online.

File the initial registration form (Form CT-1) with the California Attorney General’s Registry of Charitable Trusts.

This annual registration is required for the majority of nonprofit public benefit corporations and must be filed within 30 days after receipt of assets. The CT-1 Form and Instructions are available online. The corporation’s articles of incorporation and bylaws should be included in the initial filing. The Form 1023 application and federal determination letter (Step 9) should be submitted upon receipt of the determination letter to complete the filing.

File the Statement of Information (Form SI-100) with the Secretary of State.

The Statement must initially be filed within 90 days of the date of incorporation. This biennial filing requirement, which identifies the organization’s address, principal officers, and agent for service of process, can be filed online or by mail. (You can find information and instructions on completing the Statement of Information here.)

Apply for federal tax exemption with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and receive a determination letter from the IRS.

Completing the Form 1023 application for exempt status under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3) may be the most challenging part of the startup process. It is a legally-driven and comprehensive inquiry covering 11 Parts and 8 Schedules. Luckily, in 2013 the IRS added new tools and instructional videos to their website to help you understand and file it correctly.

A critical section for careful completion is Part IV, Narrative Description of Your Activities, which asks: for each past, present, or planned activity, include information that answers the following questions.

  • What is the activity?
  • Who conducts the activity?
  • When is the activity conducted?
  • Where is the activity conducted?
  • How does the activity further your exempt purposes?
  • What percentage of your total time is allocated to the activity?
  • How is the activity funded?
  • List any alternate names under which you operate, including any “aka” (also known as) or “dba” (doing business as) names.

Form 1023 also requires information regarding (a) organizational structure; (b) compensation and other financial arrangements with officers and directors, and certain highly paid employees and independent contractors; (c) members and other individuals and organizations that receive benefits from the organization; (d) organizational history (e.g., an organization that was spun off or previously fiscally sponsored by another organization may need to complete an additional schedule as a successor organization); (e) specific activities; and (f) actual and/or projected statement of revenues and expenses (which should be consistent with any identified activities).

Part X is designed to determine the organization’s classification as either a private foundation or a public charity. Public charity status is generally the more favorable tax status, but requires an organization to meet certain requirements. For most organizations, this means passing a public support test over a five-year measuring period. For organizations that will receive a large bulk of their support from few sources over their first five years, monitoring and managing of the public support ratio may be critically important. Public Charity Status Simplified (a little) is a helpful online resource from Insight Center for Community Economic Development.


The filing fee for Form 1023 is currently $850 for all but the smallest organizations.

The IRS may typically take 3-4 months or longer to process a Form 1023 application for exempt status. However, the waiting period may be much longer if the application contains errors, omissions, or other information that require additional development by a special IRS department. The IRS application process is further explained on its Where Is My Exemption Application page.

Apply for California tax exemption with the California Franchise Tax Board (FTB) and receive an affirmation of exemption letter from the FTB.

Organizations with a 501(c)(3) federal determination letter can request California affirmation of tax exemption under California Revenue & Taxation Code section 23701d from the FTB by filing Form 3500A along with a copy of the IRS determination letter. The FTB will recognize the organization’s exemption from state income taxes as of the federal effective date. An organization that does not have a 501(c)(3) federal determination letter is otherwise required to file the more complicated Form 3500 for state income tax exemption (there is an instruction booklet available for this form). There is no fee for Form 3500A and a $25 fee for Form 3500

How Much Does It Cost to Incorporate a California Nonprofit?

The base state filing fee for California nonprofit Articles of Incorporation is $30 for mailed filings, plus $5 if you need a certified copy. If you’re willing to hand deliver your nonprofit’s Articles to the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office, you will pay an additional $15 special handling fee (also called the counter drop-off fee) and the state will prioritize your filing over other filings received by mail. Additionally, California requires nonprofits to submit an Initial Statement of Information within 90 days of incorporating with the state, which comes with a $20 fee of its own.

Want a faster response? 

California offers several expedited options, including 24-hour processing for an additional $350 expedite fee and same-day processing for an additional $750 expedite fee. Luckily, you don’t have to pay the $15 counter drop-off fee if your nonprofit opts for one of the more expensive expedited filing options.

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Order Expedited Filing Services

The CA SOS expedited filing service is there to help people who need a fast response to their company filings. The standard service takes 10 to 15 days on average to give a response and this is not always good enough for people. The expedited service gives a response within as little as four hours depending on the service that you choose.


To use the CA SOS expedited filing service, the documents must be submitted at the Sacramento secretary of state office. The other local offices such as the one in Los Angeles do not offer the expedited service, and nor do they do the preapproval checks.  The Sacramento office is open on weekdays between 8 AM and 5 PM and accepts in-person submissions. If you have pre-approved documents you can pay for the Class A expedited filing service and get a response within four hours.

 

If you have not had your documents pre-approved and you still need a same-day response, then you must make sure that your documents are received for filing by 9.30 AM, for a response by 4PM. If you miss that cutoff, then the 24 hour service is an option. This service means that if you submit at 1 PM on a Thursday, you will get a response by 1 PM on Friday. The office is not open on weekends or during state holidays.

CA SOS Expedited Filing

You must include all of the required documents and payments for your application to get processed. Be aware that the fee will still be retained even if your application is declined, so it is vital that you get everything done correctly. It is worth paying for the pre-approval service if you have time for it to be processed, because it will help to avoid your application being turned down for easily avoidable reasons.

2019 California Secretary of State Filing Fees

What are the 2019 California Secretary of State Filing Fees?

Business Entities Fee Schedule

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Filing Fees

Upon the filing of any document pursuant to any provision of the California Corporations Code for which there is a filing fee of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) or more, at the time of filing the California Secretary of State shall provide an
uncertified copy without charge. (California Government Code section 12185.)

The California Secretary of State’s Filing Fees are determined by the type of filing.

Our firm is near the California Secretary of State located at 1500 11th street 3rd floor Sacramento, CA 95814.  We help people just like you deliver and file your documents with the Sacramento Secretary of State.

Routine Business Filing Services – $250 + State Fees.  Your documents will be delivered by hand to the Sacramento Secretary of State’s office within 5 business days.  The Secretary of State will mail you your business filing documents.  We offer the following business filing services:

Routine Business Filing Services – $450 + State Fees.  Your documents will be delivered by hand to the Sacramento Secretary of State’s office on an expedited bases.  This is usually the same day as documents and payment are received. If not the same day, it will be filed the next business day.  Your filed documents will be picked up from the Secretary of State’s office 24 hours after being filed. Our office will email you a copy of your filed documents and mail you the original filed document.

The following is an example of the fees needed to register a foreign corporation with 24 hour Business Filing Service in California.

Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign stock corporation) – $105 + State Fees

Class C Service – 24 hour response time – $350.00 (Secretary of State Fee – Non-Refundable)

Expedited Business Filing Service (our fee) –  $450 + State Fees

Total:  $905.00

Your documents will be ready 24 hours after filed with the Sacramento Secretary of State.  The Class C Fee (Expedited) is non-refundable if the Secretary of State rejects your documents.  Our 24 hour business filing service fee is also non refundable if the documents are rejected by the Secretary of State.

Your documents are normally filed the same day received.  Once your documents, instructions and payment are received, your documents will be hand delivered to the Sacramento Secretary of State. Your documents will be picked up from the Secretary of State if you ordered 24 hour business filing service and same day business filing services.  The Secretary of State will mail you your documents if you ordered routine business filing service.

How To Order Expedited Filing Services?

  • Email your prepared Articles of Organization and instructions to fastsosfiling@gmail.com  or fax to (916) 244-2636.  Instructions should include type of service: Routine Business Filing Services – $250 + State Expedited Business Filing Services – $450 + State Fees.

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California Corporations

 Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares) – $100.00
 Articles of Incorporation (providing for shares and containing a statement of conversion): California stock corporation converted from a California limited liability company, California limited partnership, California general partnership or a foreign entity – $150.00
 Articles of Incorporation (not providing for shares) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Amendment – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Amendment (changing status of corporation from nonprofit to stock) – $ 70.00
 Restated Articles of Incorporation – $ 30.00
 Restated Articles of Incorporation (changing status of corporation from nonprofit to stock) – $ 70.00
 Certificate Pursuant to California Corporations Code section 1505 – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction -$ 30.00
 Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve – NO FEE
 Certificate of Revocation of Certificate of Election to Wind Up and Dissolve – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Dissolution – NO FEE
 Short Form Dissolution Certificate – NO FEE
 Agreement of Merger/Certificate of Ownership – $100.00
 Interspecies Merger (between corporations and other business entities) – $150.00
 Conversion:  California stock corporation converting to a California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A), registered (Form GP-1A) or a non-registered (Form CONV-1A) California general partnership – $150.00
 Statement of Information:– Domestic Stock and Agricultural Cooperative Corporations (Form SI-200) – initial or annual statement: $20.00 filing fee and a $5.00 disclosure fee – $ 25.00 – Domestic Nonprofit, Credit Union and Consumer Cooperative Corporations (Form SI-100) – initial or biennial statement – $ 20.00
 Statement by Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) – $ 15.00
Note: Corporations formed to manage common interest development associations must initially and biennially file a Statement of Information (Form SI-100 – filing fee $20.00) together with a Statement by Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID – filing fee $15.00) for a total of $35.00.
 Amended statement (Form SI-200, Form SI-100 or Form SI-CID): Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information – NO FEE
 Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) – Publicly Traded Corporations – NO FEE

Foreign (formed outside of California) Corporations

 Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign stock corporation) – $100.00
 Statement and Designation by Foreign Corporation (qualification of a foreign nonstock, nonprofit corporation).$ 30.00
 Amended Statement by Foreign Corporation – $ 30.00
 Certificate Pursuant to California Corporations Code section 1505 + $ 30.00
 Interspecies Merger (between corporations and other business entities) – $150.00
 Certificate of Surrender (of right to transact intrastate business) – NO FEE
 Converting to a: – California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) – $ 70.00 – Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-) $30.00
 Registering a corporate name of a foreign corporation NOT transacting intrastate business in California (for the calendar year – California Corporations Code section 2101) – $ 50.00
 Certificate of Cancellation of a Foreign Name Registration (to cancel registration before calendar year end) ….NO FEE
 Statement of Information:
– Foreign Corporation (Form SI-350) – initial or annual statement:
$20.00 filing fee and a $5.00 disclosure fee – $ 25.00
– Amended statement (Form SI-350):
Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information – NO FEE
 Corporate Disclosure Statement (Form SI-PT) – Publicly Traded Corporations – NO FEE

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California Limited Liability Companies

 Articles of Organization (Form LLC-1) – $ 70.00
 Articles of Organization – Conversion (Form LLC-1A): California limited liability company converted from a:
– California stock corporation – $150.00
– California limited partnership, California general partnership or a foreign entity – $ 70.00
 Amendment of Articles of Organization (Form LLC-2) – $ 30.00
 Restated Articles of Organization (Form LLC-10) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LLC-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Dissolution (Form LLC-3) NO FEE
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7) – NO FEE
 Short Form Cancellation Certificate (Form LLC-4/8) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Continuation (Form LLC-8) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies and other business entities.$150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) ..$ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership or a foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Information:
– Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12) – initial or biennial statement – fully completed – $ 20.00
– Domestic Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12NC) – biennial statement – no change – $ 20.00
– Amended statement (Form LLC-12):
Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information – NO FEE

Foreign (formed outside of California) Limited Liability Companies

 Application to Register a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-5) – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-6) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LLC-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LLC-4/7) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited liability companies and other business entities.$150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a
registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) – $ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Information:
– Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12) – initial or biennial statement – fully completed……………$ 20.00
– Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form LLC-12NC) – biennial statement – no change …………………………$ 20.00
– Amended statement (Form LLC-12):
Submission of a statement between applicable filing periods to report a change of information ………………NO FEE
California Limited Partnerships
 Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-1) – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Limited Partnership – Conversion (Form LP-1A): California limited partnership converted from a:
– California stock corporation – $150.00
– California limited liability company, California general partnership or a foreign entity – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-2) – $ 30.00
 Restated Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form LP-10) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LP-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Revival (Form LP-7) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Dissociation (Form LP-101) by a general partner ONLY – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Withdrawal (Form LP-102) by a limited partner ONLY – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships and other business entities – $150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A) or a registered general partnership (Form GP-1A)  – $ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership or a foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
Foreign (formed outside of California) Limited Partnerships
 Application for Registration (Form LP-5) – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Application for Registration (Form LP-6) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Correction (Form LP-11) – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Cancellation (Form LP-4/7) – NO FEE
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships ONLY – $ 70.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between limited partnerships and other business entities – $150.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A), California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) or a
registered California general partnership (Form GP-1A) – $ 70.00
– Non-registered California general partnership (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00

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Registered General Partnerships

 Statement of Partnership Authority (Form GP-1) – $ 70.00
 Statement of Partnership Authority-Conversion (Form GP-1A)…registered California general partnership
converted from a:
– California stock corporation – $150.00
– California limited liability company, California limited partnership or a foreign entity – $ 70.00
 Statement of Denial (Form GP-2) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Dissociation (Form GP-3) – $ 30.00
 Statement of Dissolution (Form GP-4) – NO FEE
 Statement of Merger (Form GP-6) between partnerships or partnerships and foreign other business entities …$ 30.00
 Certificate of Merger (Form OBE MERGER-1) between partnerships and domestic other business entities……$150.00
 Statement of Amendment/Cancellation (Form GP-7) – $ 30.00
 Converting to a:
– California stock corporation (Articles of Incorporation containing a statement of conversion) – $150.00
– California limited liability company (Form LLC-1A) or a California limited partnership (Form LP-1A) – $ 70.00
– Foreign entity (Form CONV-1A) – $ 30.00
California and Foreign (formed outside of California) Limited Liability Partnerships
 Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership (Form LLP-1) – $ 70.00
 Amendment to Registration (Form LLP-2) – $ 30.00
 Alternative Security Provision (Form LLP-3)…if filed along with Form LLP-1 at the time of registration…………..NO FEE
 Alternative Security Provision – Annual Confirmation (Form LLP-3) – $ 30.00
 Notice of Change of Status (Form LLP-4) – $ 30.00

Unincorporated Associations

 Registration of Unincorporated Nonprofit Association – $ 10.00
 Statement By Unincorporated Association – $ 25.00
 Initial & Biennial Statement By Common Interest Development Association (Form SI-CID) – $ 15.00
Foreign (formed outside of California) Associations
 Statement and Designation by Foreign Association – $100.00
 Amended Statement and Designation by Foreign Association – $ 30.00
 Certificate of Surrender of Right to Transact Intrastate Business – NO FEE
Foreign (formed outside of California) Lending Institutions
 Statement by Foreign Lending Institution – $ 50.00
 Supplement to Statement by Foreign Lending Institution – NO FEE

Foreign (formed outside of California) Partnerships (Other than a foreign limited partnership subject to Chapter 4.5 (commencing with section 15900) of the California Corporations Code or a commercial or banking partnership established and transacting business in a place without the United States)

 Statement by Foreign Partnership – $ 25.00
Resignation of Agent for Service of Process
 Statement of Resignation of Agent Upon Whom Process May Be Served in California ………………………………..NO FEE
Disclaimer of Proper Appointment
 Disclaimer of proper appointment as an agent for service of process, corporate officer or corporate director….NO FEE

Service Fees

Reservation of Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Limited Partnership Name
 Issuing a Certificate of Reservation of a Corporate, Limited Liability Company, or Limited Partnership Name …$ 10.00
 Priority Telephone Service – Name Availability (each name searched – requires a prepaid account) ……………..$ 4.00
Substituted Service of Process
 Delivery to the Secretary of State of copies of process against a corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability partnership, firm, association, business trust, or nonresident personal representative of an estate, for each corporation, limited liability company, etc.,
sought to be served by such delivery – $ 50.00

Certificate Fees

 Issuing a Certificate of Status (certifying to the current status of the entity)  – $ 5.00
 Issuing a Certificate of Filing of All Documents (for each document listed)  – $ 5.00
 Issuing a Certificate of No Record – $ 5.00
 Issuing a certificate prescribed by the Secretary of State for recording with the county recorder pursuant to
California Corporations Code section 1109 (corporations only) – $ 5.00
Reproduction/Certification Fees
 Affixing certificate and Seal of State, unless otherwise provided for – $ 5.00
 Making a copy of any record or document on file*.$1.00 for the first page plus $ .50 for each additional page, per copy
*The last complete Statement of Information filed by a corporation or limited liability company is available for
reproduction. The most current Statement of Information is also available whether a completed or “NO CHANGE”
form is of record.
Other Services
 Mail and over the counter requests for status information:
(for each name searched) – corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships only…………..$ 4.00
 Priority Telephone Service – status information (requires a prepaid account):
(for each name searched) – corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships only………….$ 4.00
 FAX return of status information or copies of documents (per entity, in addition to any other fees):
– FAX transmitted within the United States………………………………………………………………………………………….$ 5.00
– FAX transmitted internationally ……………………………………………………………………………………………………….$ 10.00

To Facilitate Requests:

Requests for certificates, status information, and/or copies of filed documents should be directed to the Secretary of State, Certification and Records, P.O. Box 944260, Sacramento, CA 94244-2600. Sufficient fees must accompany all requests. If the number of pages is unknown when ordering copies, you may send a check for $30.00 per entity (refunds issued for overpayments exceeding $10.00) or a blank check with “NOT TO EXCEED $30.00” written below the amount payable line. If the required fees exceed the amount provided, the request will be returned with a letter showing the amount due. Note: The order will be completed upon receipt of the total fees.

Special Handling Fees

Special handling fees are charged for filing, certificate, copy and name reservation requests that are hand-delivered to the California Secretary of State’s office for over-the-counter (drop off) processing. Special handling fees are in addition to regular fees for such services and are applicable each time a filing, certificate, copy or name reservation request is presented. Special handling fees must be presented separate from other applicable fees. Documents or requests that are delivered with a special handling fee are processed in priority over documents or requests submitted by mail.
 Special handling fee for filing a document –  $ 15.00
 Special handling fee for certificates and for certified or uncertified copies of filed documents – $ 10.00
 Special handling fee for reserving a corporate, limited liability company or limited partnership name – $ 10.00
Note: Special handling is NOT applicable to documents or requests received through the mail.
Special handling fees should be presented separate from other applicable fees.

Preclearance and Expedited Filing Services

Preclearance and expedited filing services (as described below) are available for documents filed with the California
Secretary of State pursuant to the California Corporations Code, the California Financial Code or the California Insurance
Code. These services are available only in the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office.
 Preclearance service provides a customer with the opportunity to submit a business entity document in person to
the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office prior to filing to determine if the document conforms to law and to receive
a preclearance response within one of the following guaranteed time frames and for the specified preclearance fee:
– Class I Service ……………………………………………………………..24 hour response time ……………………………… $500.00
– Class II Service…………………………………………………………….72 hour response time ……………………………… $400.00
– Class III Service……………………………………………………………. 5 business day response time………………….. $300.00
– Class IV Service …………………………………………………………..10 business day response time………………….. $250.00

 Expedited filing service provides a customer with the opportunity to submit for filing a business entity document in person to the Secretary of State’s Sacramento office and to receive a filing response within one of the following
guaranteed time frames and for the specified expedite fee:

– Class A Service (preclearance approval required) ………………………….4 hour response time ………………………… $500.00 (not used very often)

Same Day Business Filing Services – Class B Service (must be received by the Secretary of State by 9:30 a.m.)…Same day response time (by 4:00 p.m.) $750.00

24 hour Business Filing Services – Class C Service – 24 hour response time – $350.00

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Facts About Setting Up Or Dissolving An LLC In California

When someone is ready to set up their first business they will need to decide what type of business structure they want. One of the most common in the state of California is to establish an LLC which is a limited liability company. This means that one or more people own the business and the profits will go to the different members so that the business does not have to file its own individual tax return like corporations would typically do. Here we’ll take a look at the facts about setting up or dissolving an LLC in California.

Why Would I Want To Set Up An LLC?


Setting up this type of business structure allows you to separate your business activities from your personal assets. This allows you to greatly reduce the liability you are exposed to as an owner. The process of setting up an LLC in California is fairly straightforward but none the less, there are quite a few steps that you need to take and for that reason, many choose to use a service to help them with the process.

Ten Steps To Setting Up Your LLC In California



1. Unique Company Name

You’ll be required to have a company name that is unique to your business and that hasn’t already been registered with the state of California. You can use the state’s website to see if the name you want is available. If you’re in Sacramento we can even help you reserve a name if you plan on starting the company later on.

2. Get An Organizer To Set Up Your LLC

The organizer is the individual or company that puts together the draft for your LLC. If you go with us then we will be your organizer. As such we’ll put everything together that is needed.

3. Registered Agent Designation

The law requires that you have a registered agent designated and it will be a corporation or an individual. This is a requirement stipulated by the Articles Of Organization form.

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4. Establish The Management And Ownership Structure Of Your LLC

In California, you’ll be asked whether or not your LLC will have multiple managers, a single manager, or if the business will be managed by all members of the LLC. This means that you have to decide exactly how it will be structured. We can help with that decision if it is needed.

5. Set Up Your Operating Agreement

When you establish your business in California you’ll have to determine how it will be governed and how the pay, capital, and profits will be distributed. Other factors that have to be considered are fiduciary constraints, voting, and liability.

6. Complete The Filing For The Articles Of Organization

This state requires that you file articles of organization which give all the details of the company. The California Secretary of State will need to give its acceptance and then from that moment the company is formed.

7. Get Your EIN And Establish A Business Account With Your Bank

You will need to have an EIN number in order to have a business account with your bank. You will also need it to file taxes regardless of whether the company has one employee or more than one.

8. California Taxes

The state will require $800 as a minimum annual tax. This will need to be paid every year including the first year. This is not related to income or other taxation but is simply a fee to do business in the state.

9. Get Any Permits Or Licenses That May Be Required

You will typically need one or more permits or licenses to operate in a particular county or city where you have your business. If you fail to get the required licenses or permits you could face very expensive fines.

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10. You Have 90 Days To File Your Statement Of Information

When you form your LLC you will need to file your SI or Annual Report within a maximum of 90 days. After the first filing, you will then need to file every two years. This allows this state to stay up-to-date about any information related to your business.

How To Dissolve Your LLC In California

There are three different methods California allows when dissolving your LLC. You can speak with us about helping you to choose and process the one that is appropriate for your situation. If you are the sole owner or if all owners agreed to the dissolution then you will only need to file one certificate of cancellation with the state.

After getting the Certificate of Dissolution you will fill out the needed information along with signing it and dating it. Indicate why you are dissolving the company and whether or not all members are in agreement. Provide the necessary information regarding assets and debts and then file it with the state.

How California Corporation Expedited Filing Service Can Help

Our company helps those in and around Sacramento with expedited services in the state. We can help you in putting together all the necessary documents you will need to file as well as helping you with having all the necessary copies. We provide the service of issuing State checks that are required and even in-person submissions of your documents in Sacramento.

When’s the Secretary of State processes your documents we can pick them up for you. We can get certified copies of those filings. We can also make sure you get certified copies and a receipt of payment through regular mail.

We can help you file your Articles of Organization with the state and it can all be expedited. We even provide 24-hour rush services for LLCs. We have several options for those who need different documents related to their business processed quickly. The prices of these options vary and will depend on the type of document you need.

Our same day filing service cost a little more but allows you to submit your documents without having to check them prior to when you’re about to submit them. To take full advantage of this service in Sacramento will mean that you have to get the documents to us by 9:30 am. Call or come in today to see how we can help.

Order:  CA SOS Expedited LLC Filing Service

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