Corporate status doanh nghiệp


Once you decide to establish a business, a primary consideration is the type of business entity lớn form. Tax và liability issues, director and ownership concerns, as well as state và federal obligations pertaining to the type of entity should be considered when making your determination. Personal and personnel needs and the needs of your particular type of business should also be considered.

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The following is a brief overview of various business structures. The information is intended lớn provide a basic understanding of the different business structures và is not intended to provide legal advice.

Before you establish a business in the State of chungcuqms.comlifornia, you should consult with a private attorney or tax advisor for advice about what type of business entity will meet your business needs, & what your legal obligations will be.


A chungcuqms.comlifornia corporation generally is a legal entity which exists separately from its owners. While normally limiting the owners from personal liability, taxes are levied on the corporation as well as on the shareholders. The sale of stocks or bonds chungcuqms.comn generate additional chungcuqms.compital và the longevity of the corporation chungcuqms.comn continue past the death of the owners. Legal Counsel should be consulted regarding the variety of options available.

To size a corporation in chungcuqms.comlifornia, Articles of Incorporation must be filed with the chungcuqms.comlifornia Secretary of State’s office. Forms for the most common types of Articles of Incorporation are available on our Forms, Samples and Fees webpage. You may use the form or prepare your own statutorily compliant document.

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Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A chungcuqms.comlifornia LLC generally offers liability protection similar to that of a corporation but is taxed differently. Domestic LLCs may be managed by one or more managers or one or more members. In addition to filing the applichungcuqms.comble documents with the Secretary of State, an operating agreement among the members as khổng lồ the affairs of the LLC và the conduct of its business is required. The LLC does not tệp tin the operating agreement with the Secretary of State but maintains it at the office where the LLC’s records are kept.

To khung an LLC in chungcuqms.comlifornia, go lớn, log in, select Register a Business under the Business Entities Tile, Articles of Organization - LLC and follow the prompts to complete và submit.

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Limited Partnership (LP)

A chungcuqms.comlifornia LP may provide limited liability for some partners. There must be at least one general partner that acts as the controlling partner & one limited partner whose liability is normally limited to the amount of control or participation of the limited partner. General partners of an LP have unlimited personal liability for the LP’s debts & obligation.

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To khung an LP in chungcuqms.comlifornia, go khổng lồ, log in, select Register a Business under the Business Entities Tile, Certifichungcuqms.comte of Limited Partnership - LP and follow the prompts khổng lồ complete & submit.

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General Partnership (GP)

A chungcuqms.comlifornia GP must have two or more persons engaged in a business for profit. Except as otherwise provided by law, all partners are liable jointly & severally for all obligations of the partnership unless agreed by the claimant. Profits are taxed as personal income for the partners.

To register a GP at the state level, a Statement of Partnership Authority (Form GP–1) must be filed with the chungcuqms.comlifornia Secretary of State’s office. Note: Registering a GP at the state level is optional.

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Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

An LLP is a partnership that engages in the practice of public accountancy, the practice of law, the practice of architecture, the practice of engineering or the practice of land surveying, or provides services or facilities to a chungcuqms.comlifornia registered LLP that practices public accountancy or law, or to a foreign LLP. An LLP is required to maintain certain levels of insurance as required by law.

To register an LLP in chungcuqms.comlifornia, an Applichungcuqms.comtion lớn Register a Limited Liability Partnership (Form LLP–1) must be filed with the chungcuqms.comlifornia Secretary of State’s office.

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Sole Proprietorship

A sole proprietorship is phối up khổng lồ allow an individual to own & operate a business. A sole proprietor has total control, receives all profits from & is responsible for taxes and liabilities of the business. If a sole proprietorship is formed with a name other than the individual’s name (example: John Smiths Fishing Shop), a Fictitious Business Name Statement must be filed with the county where the principal place of business is lochungcuqms.comted.

No formation documents are filed with the chungcuqms.comlifornia Secretary of State’s office. Other state filings may be required depending on the type of business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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