California

California boasts the second-highest number of Fortune 500 businesses, and it is a business-friendly state

Starting a Business in California

The Basics

Start Your LLC Today in California

California, as the state with the dense population and the greatest GDP, is a desirable location for new businesses. Having to incorporate a company in California has its processes and paperwork, and you would need assistance from an expert. Launch-A-Biz can provide you with the assistance. We give all of our services online and we don't require any additional service fee, except for the usual state filing fee.

The benefits at Launch-A-Biz go way beyond just filing various corporate documents such as trademarks or patents because our goal is not only efficiency but also creativity which leads us into new opportunities unnoticed by other companies.

How to Start a Business in California?

A California Limited Liability Company (LLC) is formed by filing Articles of Organization, Form LLC-1. Within 90 days of filing their articles of organization, every California and international LLC must file a Statement of Information, Form LLC-12, with the California Secretary of State. Every two years, a Statement of Information must be submitted. The cost of filing is $20.

Business Taxes in California

California has a unique system of taxation based on the concept of double taxation. This means that businesses are required to pay both their allocated share of taxes and their employees' allocated share of taxes.

Individual income taxes in California are levied at a maximum rate of 12.3%.

California corporations pay a tax of 8.84% on taxable income.

The California Franchise Tax is based on gross revenue rather than profits. California franchise tax is $800 at the minimum.

California Corporation

The name of your corporation cannot be the same as, or too close to, an existing name in the California Secretary of State's database. By filing Articles of Incorporation-General Stock with the California Secretary of State, your corporation is legally formed with the filing fee of $100. Within 90 days of filing the Articles of Incorporation, every California corporation and foreign corporation must file a Statement of Information with the Secretary of State.

Business Taxes in California

California has a unique system of taxation based on the concept of double taxation. This means that businesses are required to pay both their allocated share of taxes and their employees' allocated share of taxes.

Individual income taxes in California are levied at a maximum rate of 12.3%.

California corporations pay a tax of 8.84% on taxable income.

The California Franchise Tax is based on gross revenue rather than profits. California franchise tax is $800 at the minimum.

At Launch-A-Biz, we work with you to create your vision of success. We offer assistance from start-up businesses and copyrights/trademarks plans for entrepreneurs in any industry across the United States.

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