A California Corporation may be formed for several beneficial reasons. Primarily, having a Corporation provides you with limited liability. The Corporation acts as a separate entity which has it's own Tax ID. You may open a bank account under your Corporate name and may file corporate taxes as opposed to an individual tax return which in some circumstances may be beneficial. Aside from the above, Incorporating your business also gives you a measure of credibility that other business who are not incorporated do not have.*
*24 Hour Turnaround. Secretary of State filing fee of $100 is separate and payable to the Secretary of State.
Limited Liability Company (LLC)- $399
A California Limited Liability Company or LLC may be formed for several beneficial reasons. Primarily, having an LLC provides you with limited liability. Articles of Organization are necessary to establish your business entity. You may obtain a tax i.d. for the LLC and establish business credit.
Limited Liability Companies are best for smaller companies that do not want to deal with the requirements of a Corporation (annual minutes). LLC's also offer very flexible taxation options. Those with professional licenses such as lawyers or doctors must file a Corporation as their entity type and cannot file an LLC.
*24 Hour Turnaround. Secretary of State filing fee of $70 is separate and payable to the Secretary of State.
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