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California LLC Annual Report

Limited Liability Companies

Must file a complete Statement of Information (Form LLC-12) within the first 90 days of filing the Articles of Organization or Application to Register, after which a Statement of Information is due every two years (every odd year or every even year based on year of initial registration).

  • Filing tip: If the limited liability company’s Articles of Organization or Application to Register was originally filed with the California Secretary of State in an even-numbered year, file the LLC-12 every even-numbered year. If the limited liability company originally filed with the California Secretary of State in an odd-numbered year, file every odd-numbered year

Statement of Information Filing Fee

Failure to file the required Statement of Information with the Secretary of State as outlined in statute may result in penalties being assessed by the Franchise Tax Board and suspension or forfeiture. $250 penalty if late. Eventually your LLC will be shut down by the state if you do not comply with this requirement.

California Annual LLC Statement of Information

Ongoing Statements of Information

You need to file a Statement of Information every 2 years. They are due by the anniversary date of your LLC’s approval.

Statement of Information Filing Fee:

Failure to file the required Statement of Information with the Secretary of State as outlined in statute may result in penalties being assessed by the Franchise Tax Board and suspension or forfeiture. $250 penalty if late. Eventually your LLC will be shut down by the state if you do not comply with this requirement.

California $800 Annual Franchise Tax & Estimated Fee

All California LLCs – regardless of gross receipts (total revenue) or activity – must pay an $800 Franchise Tax fee every year. Payment is not made with the Secretary of State, but instead with the California Franchise Tax Board.

  • Form 3522 (LLC tax voucher): The $800 Annual Franchise Tax is paid using Form 3522. This voucher changes each year, so in order to download Form 3522, please visit the Forms page on the Franchise Tax Board’s website. Click “Online“. Select the appropriate Tax Year. Select “Limited Liability Companies“. Click “Get Forms“. Then look for 3522 Form, “Limited Liability Company Tax Voucher“
  • Due date: “The annual LLC tax is due and payable by the 15th day of the 4th month after the beginning of the LLC’s taxable year (fiscal year) or April 15th (calendar year)”

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