Corporation, Limited Liability Company or Partnership Filings
If you are considering becoming a corporation (either stock or nonprofit), a limited liability company or a partnership (limited or limited liability), you must file with the California Secretary of State's Office.
Or if you are a foreign corporation, limited liability company or partnership doing business in California, you must file with the California Secretary of State's Office.Secretary of State
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Sales & Use Permit (Seller's Permit)
All businesses selling or leasing tangible property must obtain a Seller's Permit.
For Additional information about a Seller's Permit, Sales and Use Tax, or Business Taxes please contact the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration at 1-800-400-7115 and for their office addresses you can visit https://www.cdtfa.ca.gov/office-locations.htm
State Income Tax Information
Businesses should obtain the appropriate State income tax forms from the Franchise Tax Board.
All businesses are required to submit a Business Income Tax statement annually.Franchise Tax Board
Business Entities Division
PO Box 1468
Sacramento, CA 95812
Fictitious Business Name Statements (DBAs)
A Fictitious Business Name (FBN) or Doing Business As (DBA) statement is required when the business name does not include the surname of the individual owner(s) and each of the partners; or the business name suggests the existence of additional owners; or the nature of the business entity in not clearly evident by the name of the business. For example Bill Smith and Sons Plumbing would require a FBN because the name implies additional owners, Bill Smith Plumbing does not require a FBN. Bill Smith Industries would require a FBN because it does not identify the nature of the business.
County of Orange
Fictitious Business Filing Division
12 Civic Center Plaza, Room 101
Santa Ana, CA, 92701