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California LLC $800 fee - when/how to pay??

    • 990 posts
    January 8, 2009 6:40 AM EST
    that`s legalzoom for you

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    • 3 posts
    January 7, 2009 10:30 AM EST
    I recently started my LLC and used LegalZoom for the majority of it.  I understand that I have to pay my yearly $800 fee to California.  However, I didn`t receive any forms for this fee, any paperwork, etc.  So I`m sort of lost as to how I can pay it, what form(s) are required, etc.  I have not paid any wages and do not have any employees although the company has taken in a small amount of revenue.
     
    Any information about how/when to pay the CA corp fee would be helpful. 
     
    Thanks.
     
    Bob
    • 3 posts
    January 7, 2009 12:15 PM EST
    Thanks but I am getting a "Page not located" error for that URL.  Can you confirm?
     
    Thanks.
     
    Bob
    BSmith191/7/2009 6:13 PM
    • 59 posts
    January 8, 2009 10:37 AM EST
    The $800 is your franchise fee that you pay when  you file your California Franchise Tax Return at the end of the year.

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    Gina L. Gwozdz, CPA
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    • 4 posts
    March 14, 2009 7:12 PM EDT
    Those minimum franchise taxes are incredible.  I`m glad that I live in a state where if you don`t owe at least $1,000 in tax, then it`s automatically forgiven.

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    Michael W. Crosby, CPA
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    • 1 posts
    July 27, 2010 8:02 PM EDT

    http://www.ftb.ca.gov/forms/2010/10_3522.pdf

    It is very simple. Fill up that form and send it to FTB by April 15th each year.

    Search for 3522 on http://ftb.ca.gov to find that Form 3522.

    • 434 posts
    January 7, 2009 11:13 AM EST
    http://www.taxes.ca.gov/limliacobus.html


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    Steve Mann
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    • 434 posts
    January 7, 2009 6:05 PM EST
    I got that from a ten second Google search.  Try this one:

    http://www.sos.ca.gov/business/llc/llc_faq.htm

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    Steve Mann
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