Forming a LLC in California

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Forming a LLC in California with trusted partners does not have to be an expensive process and can be done directly without use of third party services. Here are the steps:

  1. File the articles of organization with the state. This can be done electronically via https://llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/registration.
  2. File a statement of Information. This can be done electronically via https://llcbizfile.sos.ca.gov/SI
  3. Create the operating agreement. This can be done by using a fee online template like this one: https://howtostartanllc.com/free-operating-agreement-template
  4. Apply for an EIN: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/apply-for-an-employer-identification-number-ein-online