Information on limited liability companies, corporations and California Codes are included on this page.

Forms for incorporation and limited liability company formation will be found at the Secretary of State’ business portal. If you need assistance to form an LLC or to incorporate, you should visit the articles on incorporation and limited liability company formation.

California LLC and Corporate Resources

Office of the Secretary of State The California Secretary of State website includes an abundant amount of resources and information needed to incorporate a business in the State of California.

California Department of Business Oversight Licenses and regulates a variety of businesses including securities brokers and dealers, investment advisers and financial planners, and certain fiduciaries and lenders.

The California Corporations Code We have set up a page that takes you directly to the pertinent areas of California law regarding corporations and other business entities.

California Franchise Tax Board General information and forms relevant to doing business in California and franchise taxes paid by corporations and limited liability companies.

List of Business Forms, Publications and Booklets available from the California Franchise Tax Board

The A to Z Index of California Governmental Agencies is Another page set at this site with names addresses and links to over 300 California agencies relating to commerce and public affairs.

Business Name Records Search – Search Corporate and Limited Liability Company name availability and records at this page. (You can determine if your chosen business name is already in use by another company).

This direct link will take you to the Secretary of State page containing frequently asked questions and answers about corporations and LLCs.

California Department of Employment Development This agency provides information regarding unemployment and disability insurance.

Here’s a list of California County websites to contact for local requirements on business licenses, fictitious business names, zoning, building and permits.

The Legislative Counsel of California’s body of the corporations code.

Current Incorporation and miscellaneous filing fees charged by California State Secretary of State.

Limited Liability Company filing fees charged by Secretary of State to start an LLC. Includes forms for LLCs.

Sales and Use Tax Licensing is governed by the California State Board of Equalization.

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