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How to Form a Corporation in California?
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Posted On : Wed Aug 17th,2016

How to Form a Corporation in California?

How to register a business in California as a corporation?

All California Corporations are required to be filed with the California secretary of state to legally conduct business and following is the requirement to apply a Corporation  in California.

Tips to Start Corporation in  California:

Many documents can be rejected by the CA Secretary of State because of name issues, errors, omissions, or misstatements contained in the proposed filings submitted to this office..

  • CA secretary of state does not provide any legal advice.
  • To register a general stock corporation, you must file Articles of Incorporation with the California Secretary of State.
  • The legal name of the corporation in the State of California will be whatever you list in the Articles of Incorporation after the words "The name of the corporation is".
  • File California Corporation Name Search before filing, to ensure the name is available to avoid any delay in filing process due to the rejection by the state.
  • You can also Reserve the Corporation Name in California to set up corporation if you are not ready to incorporate now.
  • The Articles of Incorporation For Profit Corporation  California should be filed with the state of California to start a corporation.
  • Provide Officer(s) information, including name and address.
  • Social Security Number of at least one officer should be provided to apply for the employer identification number (Not applicable for a non US resident).
  • Provide a physical business address (PO Box is not acceptable to register business in California).
  • Provide business description.
  • CA Corporation can be incorporated with one officer only.
  • Allocate stocks to your corporation, to form in the state of California.
  • A California Registered Agent Address is required and an officer of the CA Corporation can serve a registered agent instead of retaining a third party to serve a CA registered agent.
  • Registered agent can either be an individual or an entity.
  • A Statement of Information must be filed with the California Secretary of State within 90 days after filing the Articles of Incorporation and each year thereafter during the applicable filing period. The applicable filing period is the calendar month in which the Articles of Incorporation were filed and the immediately preceding five calendar months.
  • The California Articles of Amendment must be filed if there is any change in the business name or officer(s) of the Corporation.
  • Processing Time-You can check the state current estimated time to process your Corporation application either online at the website or contact us.
  • We have customized online form to file your corporation 24/7.



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