California State Agency Info

Below is a listing of each of the California state agencies and what they do in relationship to your California Corporation, LLC, or business.

 

Corporation & LLC Filings

 

Agency:

California Secretary of State

Purpose:

The California Secretary of State handles all California Corporation and Limited Liability Company filings.

Address:

Business Programs Division

1500 11th Street

Attn: Document Filing Support Unit

Sacramento, CA  95814

Phone:

(916) 657-5448 – All Recording -  Bus Ent #2 – Only a recording

LLCs (916) 653-3795, #2, #1, #0, #0

INCs (916) 653-2318, #2 (#0, #0) 

Certified Copies:  (916) 657-5448 or 657-5251  

If you press 2 wrong extensions after reaching corp. menu, you’ll get transferred to a service technician!

Web Address:

http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/business/

Email

To verify receipt of documents:  Partnerships@sos.ca.gov

Online Services:

SOI (INC only):  https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/

 

 

Business and Income Taxes

 

Agency:

Franchise Tax Board

Purpose:

The Franchise Tax Board (FTB) administers California business and individual income taxes.

Address:

PO Box 942840
Sacramento, CA 94240-0040

Phone:

1-800-338-0505 Automated Service (inside the U.S.)

1-800-852-5711 (inside the U.S.)

(916) 845-6500 (outside the U.S.)

Web Address:

http://www.ftb.ca.gov/businesses/index.shtml

 

Other Agencies

 

Agency:

California Small Business Assistance Center

Purpose:

A web portal with links to various state government agencies.  They include:

 

·         Permits and Licenses

·         Seller’s Permit

·         Payroll Tax