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California Business Registration | California Business Licenses
About California Business Registration And Licenses:

Welcome to InfoTaxSquare.com e-Filing program to file business documents with the California Secretary of state for conducting business in the state of California. The following information is just meant to give a user general information about the various filing process of starting a business in the state of California.

The state of California is in a transition period, of moving from a paper filing document system to a paperless filing system to register and maintain business.

One of the most common questions to start a company in the state of California, what is a right entity type for their business? Corporation, limited liability company or there is another alternative available which is a great fit.

For Example; A corporation has the ability to issue shares to the investors for raising the capital. The corporation shares are issued to the accredited and non-accredited stockholders whereas, an LLC is a hybrid business entity and profit and loss transfer to the company owner/member much like a partnership or a sole proprietorship. An LLC is well suited to a single owner company, where an owner of a company simply reports, business income and loss on the Internal Revenue Form 1040. There are always pros and cons and the situation can be changed over time, and a conversion can be filed to change the structure of a company.

Unlike, a limited liability company of the state of California cannot go to the public, like a C corporation of the state of California . For that reason, the venture capital companies often prefer corporations instead a Limited Liability Company California.

We advise to consult an attorney for the legal questions and certified public accountants for the tax planning because the legal and tax laws are very complex in the USA.

A local resident of the state of California is required to register business in the state of California regardless business is online or physically operated in the state of California. It is a wrong conception or interpretation of the California laws that a company can be registered as per the wish.

Register a Company other than home state California:

It is noticed, many business owners create a company in the nearest states such as the State of Nevada or Arizona to avoid paying yearly franchise taxes, which is technically a misconception and it should be avoided.

California Entity Name Search:

Regardless, the entity name is unique and not found a match in different search engines such as Google, Yahoo and DueClix.com, the California company name must be searched in the California Secretary of State database. The California Secretary of State fee is $4.00 to confirm the name and $19.00 to serve it for a certain period.

After deciding the legal entity type and preliminary business name search with the California Secretary of State, it is highly recommended to search business name with the USPTO website too, to avoid any future dispute, if a company has already trademarked name nationwide and challenge you to take-off or change the business name. Though the business name confirmation with the USPTO is not required, but it will help you in future, if you ever decided to trademark your business name nationwide.

California Secretary of State Provide the following Provisions To Register Business:

California Corporation | California Limited Liability Company | California Limited Partnership | California General Partnership | California General Partnership | California Certificate of Status | California Professional Corporation | California Close Corporation | California Nonprofit Religious Corporation | California Non Profit Public Benefit Corporation | California Non Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation | California Common Interest Development Association | California Foreign General Corporation | California Foreign Nonprofit Corporation | California Foreign Professional Corporation | California Foreign Insurer Corporation | California Domestic LLC | California Foreign LLC | California Foreign Partnerships | California Foreign Limited Partnership | California Foreign General Partnership | California Foreign Limited Liability Partnership And Other different types of entities.

California Business Licenses And Taxation:

About the business licenses and permits in the State of California, inquire and acquire from the Board of Equalization. The BOE has a very efficient and effective electronic filing program. E-Filing is a method of the Board of Equalization to file sales and use tax returns electronically. Generally, all sales and use tax accounts are eligible to file e-Tax Returns.

The sales and use tax is becoming a very complex issue across the United States due to the internet sales, So, it is advised to hire an experienced accountant to handle your sales tax returns correctly to avoid the complications.

Renewal And maintenance of the California Company:

The state of California requires every business entity to renew and maintain business name registration and licenses on time to legally transact business in the state of California.

How to open a business account in California?

Generally, most banks ask company owners or the responsible parties to come physically in the bank along with the proof of the company registration such as Article of incorporation, Article of Organization or a business certificate and the employer identification number.

A bank may also request to provide an operating agreement and minutes of meeting to open a bank account. The social security number is not required for a Non US Resident to open a business account. A Non US Resident gets an ITIN, which is an alternative of a social security number, but only after filing income tax return.

Grow with Alliances in California:

Make local alliances in the state of California, to grow businesses faster, which also creates job opportunities in the state of California. A right alliance also gives, a business owner flexibility to take some time off from the business and share business responsibilities with other partners.

Why choose InfoTaxSquare.com for the State of California Business Registration?

InfoTaxSquare.com is a private agency and it is not associated with any government agency. We file documents with the different government agencies as a representative . InfoTaxSquare.com operators are available online 24/7 for the customer support. We respond to all inquiries within 24-48 hours.

Choose One Of The Following Links To Proceed For A Business Name Registration or Business Licenses In The State of California:

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