California LLC Dissolution Filing Tips
What are the benefits of having SunDoc Filings' file my cancellation document vs. sending the dissolution documents directly to the Secretary of State? Presenting the documents in person allows the paperwork to be processed in 7-10 business days (sometimes a little longer if submitted after December 1st due to increased state volume). If for any reason your document is rejected, you will be notified immediately and will have a chance to correct the document and resubmit it within 72 hours to save your dissolution date. Additional state and services fees will apply to all rejected documents. If you mail the documents directly to the state, it can take 8-10 weeks for your document to be processed. If it is rejected, you may not know until 2-3 months after you sent it to the Secretary of State for processing. Finding out that your document has been rejected after the new year begins means that you will have to pay another $800 minimum tax payment before you can close your entity.
To avoid document rejection, confirm that the Statement of Information is current - You may call the Secretary of State at 916-653-3365 if you would like to file the Statement of information on your own. All new LLCs' must file a Statement of Information within 90 days and then every other year after that. If a Statement of Information is not current, a new one must be filed before the LLC can be dissolved. Make sure that the member or manager that is planning on signing the dissolution paperwork is listed on current Statement of Information. We can obtain a copy of a Statement of Information or file a current Statement of Information on an expedited basis for additional state and service fees if needed.
The member or manager that is signing the cancellation/ dissolution document must be listed on the most current statement of information
If the member or manager is a business entity and not a natural person, the signature must resemble the following:
Example 1: Member/Manager is a corporation named ABC Inc. and the person signing is the President. Sign as: John Doe, President on behalf of ABC Inc., Member.
Example 2: Member/Manager is another LLC named ABC LLC and the person signing is the Member or Manager. Sign as: John Doe, Manager on behalf of ABC LLC, Manager.
For questions about preparing the form, we suggest contacting the Secretary of State at 916-653-3365.
SunDoc filings cannot answer specific or hypothetical tax questions about an LLC. Please call the Franchise Tax Board about any tax questions or visit their website.