Online California LLC Packages

   
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BASIC PREMIERE
  $99.00 + state fees $299.00 + state fees
Validate your LLC name
Nolo will perform a name availability search before submitting your formation documents to the state. We ask that you provide two to three name choices for your LLC, in order of preference, and we will use the first one available. Please do a preliminary search of your own — on the California Secretary of State's website at https://businesssearch.sos.ca.gov — so you can take the time to think about another name if your first choice is already taken.
Prepare and file your articles of organization
Nolo will prepare your articles of organization and send them to the Secretary of State. Your LLC will be formed on the date that the Secretary of State receives the document.
Prepare and customize your LLC operating agreement

We will prepare an LLC operating agreement for your LLC and customize it according to your interview answers and the laws of your state. Your operating agreement is an important part of your LLC formation. Here's why:

  • It helps ensure that courts will respect your personal liability protection by showing that you have been conscientious about organizing your LLC.
  • It sets out rules that govern how profits will be split up, how major business decisions will be made, and the procedures for handling the departure and addition of members.
  • It helps to avert misunderstandings among the owners over finances and management.
  • It allows you to create your own operating rules rather than being governed by the default rules in your state's LLC laws, which might not be to your benefit.
  • It will authorize one or more members of the LLC to deposit and withdraw funds in an LLC bank account, an important first step in starting your new business!
Deluxe LLC records binder and seal, personalized
with your LLC name
Nolo's Express Premiere package offers you a beautiful, personalized LLC records binder that is foil-stamped with your company name on the spine. The binder includes index tabs, a transfer ledger, and 20 personalized membership certificates for your new LLC. The kit also includes an LLC seal for imprinting your LLC name, state, and date of formation on important documents.
 
Priority rush filing
With Nolo's Priority rush filing, your articles of organization will be submitted to the Secretary of State within one business day. The Secretary of State will process your paperwork within two business days, and you'll receive your final LLC documents one business day later. (Without Priority rush filing, it will take one to two weeks to receive your LLC documents.)
 
Prepare your IRS application for an employer
identification number (EIN)
If you wish, Nolo will prepare IRS Form SS-4, your application for an employer identification number (the business tax ID number issued by the IRS). We will email you your completed SS-4 application to you with your final LLC documents. You simply sign it and fax it or send it to the IRS in the pre-addressed envelope provided.
 
Automated error checking
Nolo checks for more than 30 different types of common errors as you progress through our LLC interview. Along with our name availability check, this helps to ensure that your articles of organization will be accepted by the Secretary of State and that your operating agreement will be generated according to your state's laws.
State fees

The Secretary of State charges filing fees to form your LLC. The filing fee is $75, which includes a certified copy of the articles of organization. The filing fees will be added to your package cost at checkout.

Note that, within 90 days of your LLC formation, you will need to submit a Statement of Information to the Secretary of State with a $20 filing fee.

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