LLCs in California are also subject to specific business licensing fees, which vary depending on the jurisdiction where you form and operate your company in.
A small business license will generally cost between $50 – $100, and you may need industry-specific business licenses for your LLC, as well.
Do you need a business license in California?
Any business owner must obtain a general business license in the city in which your business is located. Some California cities refer to a business license as a business tax certificate. Businesses that are operated in unincorporated sections of the state must obtain their license or tax certificate on a county basis.
How do you get a small business license?
Launch your business
- Pick your business location.
- Choose a business structure.
- Choose your business name.
- Register your business.
- Get federal and state tax ID numbers.
- Apply for licenses and permits.
- Open a business bank account.
- Get business insurance.
How do you obtain a business license?
When to file an application
- Get a state business license or Unified Business Identifier (UBI) number.
- Get a new city license or specialty license (such as a liquor license).
- Change ownership of a business.
- Change business locations or add a new location.
- Register or change a trade name.
How much does an LLC cost in California?
An LLC is formed in California by filing Articles of Organization with the California Secretary of State and paying a $70 filing fee. Most businesses must also pay an $800 franchise tax. In addition, within 90 days of filing the Articles of Organization, the LLC must file a Statement of Information and pay a $20 fee.
How much is the LLC fee in California?
California LLC Tax Schedule (2001 to present) The California tax is: $800 (no LLC fee) if the income is $250,000 or less. $1,700 ($900 LLC fee, $800 LLC tax) if the income is between $250,000 and $499,999.