Additional Resources For Incorporating In The State of
California INCORPORATION RESOURCES
SITE LEGAL INFORMATION
Other Possible Regulatory Filings
Depending on the nature of your business, you may be required to obtain a license to operate your profession or business in California. This link to the licensing agencies will assist you in determining whetehr there are any licensing requirements applicable to your business.
You may also wish to check the California Code for possible licensing requirements that may apply to your business.
and the California Business Act
CALIFORNIA SALES TAX REGISTRATION
All businesses that collect the California sales tax when selling certain items must obtain a California Sales and Use Tax Number. For information regarding Sales Tax in California, contact the California State Board of Equilization.
Forms for Sales Tax in California can be obtained at the following LINK.
EMPLOYMENT DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT
If you have employees, you may need to register with the Employment Development Department.
OTHER CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENTAL AGENCIES
The Franchise Tax Board -for information regarding franchise tax requirements.
The State Board of Equalization - for information regarding sales tax and/or use tax liability.
The Commissioner of Corporations - for information regarding issuance and sale of securities in California, Franchise Investment Law, Personal Property Brokers Law and Escrow Law requirements.
The Department of Insurance - for information regarding insurer requirements.
The Department of Financial Institutions - for information regarding the organization of banks and corporate name style requirements.
The Department of Consumer Affairs - for information regarding licensing requirements.
The Employment Development Department - for information regarding disability unemployment insurance tax.
The Department of Industrial Relations - for information regarding workman's compensation requirements.
The city and/or county clerk and/or recorder where the principal place of business is located - for information regarding business licenses, fictitious business names (if doing business under a name other than the corporate name), and for specific requirements regarding zoning, building permits, etc. based on the business activities of the corporation.