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As the largest economy in the United States, the state of California is home to just over 3 million small businesses. Most of them have an LLC entity structure because it is specially-designed to help small businesses.

Just $49 + $75 State Fee

Create LLC in California

Benefits of a California LLC

Why choose LLC vs Corporation for new business in California?

Limited Liability Protection

Limited Liability Protection

LLCs are treated as a separate legal entity, giving members limited liability protection of their personal assets.

Pass-through Taxation

Pass-through Taxation

Taxes are not paid at the business level – instead, income and loss are reported on the members’ tax return.

Flexible Management

Flexible Management

Some LLCs are member-managed, similar to general partnerships, other LLCs are manager-managed.

Minimal Compliance

Minimal Compliance

LLCs generally have few state-mandated requirements with minimal accompanying paperwork.

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LLC Requirements in CA

What to expect when filing Articles of Organization in California.

Articles of Organization

Articles of Organization is the document that must be filed with Secretary of State Business Entities Filings to form your LLC. Filenow helps you prepare this document along with necessary paperwork.

LLC Name

Name of your LLC in California must contain words “Limited Liability Company” or the abbreviations “LLC,” or “L.L.C.”

Statement of Information

Statement of information form must be filed with CA Secretary of State within the first 90 days of registering your LLC and then every 2 years after.

California State Fees

Filenow will collect and pay Articles of Organization State Fee on your behalf directly to the California Secretary of State.

Service Filing Times State Fee
Articles of Organization 14-30 Days $75
Statement of Information $20