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Can California residents register an LLC for an online business in a state they don’t live in?

As a California resident, you are free to register the LLC for your online business in any state. Entrepreneurs should take into account factors such as the size of their business, the market for their product or service, and future goals prior to selecting the state of incorporation. Startups and large corporations have traditionally preferred Delaware to register their LLC since Delaware law provides businesses greater flexibility in their corporate structure and stock options. In recent years Texas has emerged as an attractive alternative to California for startups as well.

New Trademark Filing Fees Effective January 2021

Previously, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced that in August 2019, the trademark filing fees would be increasing. Due to the pandemic, they had to delay rolling…
New Trademark Filing Fees Effective January 2021

Can I Form an LLC in a State I don’t live in?

People often wonder whether they can form an LLC in a state they don’t live in. The answer is yes. Companies have flexibility when choosing where to establish their domicile.

Delaware Franchise Taxes and Annual Reports

All corporations that are incorporated in Delaware must do the following on an annual basis: file an Annual Report and pay an annual franchise tax. More information on both the Annual Report and the franchise tax may be found on the State of Delaware website: https://corp.delaware.gov/frtax.shtml. Both the Annual Report and the annual franchise tax are due by March 1st of each year.

What is a Registered Agent?

A registered agent is a responsible third party who is registered in the state where your business entity is formed. The registered agent may be an individual or a business entity and is designated to receive service or process (notice of legal action) on behalf of your company. Some states, like Delaware, require you to have a registered agent at the time of formation and maintain one during the life of the company.

LLC NOW, Corporation Later?

Read and understand what you need to know when setting up an LLC and see if it’s more beneficial over starting up with a corporation.

When Should You Incorporate Your Startup?

WHEN should you incorporate? The answer is actually also tied to WHY you should incorporate. If your idea is just an idea and you’re happy with keeping it that way with no plans for turning it into a business, then there may not be any need to incorporate at all.