Articles of organization form your California LLC.
Preparing and filing your articles of organization is the first step in starting your limited liability company (LLC). Approval of this document secures your business name and creates the legal entity of the LLC. Only after this approval can you obtain a Federal Tax ID (EIN), open a bank account, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
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Mail, in-person, or online.
$0 - The processing fee is waived for submissions submitted from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023. There is, however, a $15 handling fee if submitting an application in person.
Filing fees depend on your individual situation. We do our best to calculate your filing fees upfront and collect those fees today so we can get started. Your specialist will determine your exact filing fees and invoice additional fees if required.