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California Corporate Reinstatement: Revive (Reinstate) a Corporation or LLC

California Reinstatement

If your entity has been suspended by California, it usually means you either did not file a Statement of Information, have unpaid taxes or have penalties due, or any combination thereof. SunDoc Filings can answer any questions you have in regard to reinstating your company with the State.

Establish which Agency Suspended the Corporation and Why  

Contact the California Franchise Tax Board and the Secretary of State to find out which agency suspended your company.  They will provide you with your company's reviver requirements.


Common Reasons for Suspension

California Secretary of State's office:

    •    Failure to file and pay the annual Statement of Information.

    •    Failure to file a Statement of Information on time may result in a $250 late fee. In addition, the California Franchise Tax Board may assess interest on the $250 late fee.

California Franchise Tax Board's office:

    •    Failure to pay the minimum tax of $800 a year (assessed after the first year) or failure to pay any taxes that are owed.

    •    Failure to file tax returns. Tax returns are required annually regardless of whether the corporation was doing business or not.

    •    Failure to file the Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State, which resulted in a $250 late fee that has accrued interest.


California Agency Contact Information


Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

     Any US entity type:  888.635.0494

     Entities outside US:  916.845.7033

California Secretary of State:  916.657.3537


File Required Documents with the Suspending Agency

Be sure to have all your paperwork together before you file it. You can always call the agencies listed above if you are unsure of what is needed.

Corporation is Revived

Once all the paperwork is filed and taxes have been paid, the Secretary of State and Franchise Tax Board will reinstate your company. If you require a Good Standing Certificate, SunDoc can get that for you!  


SunDoc Filings is Always Here to Help!

Don’t hesitate to call us with any questions you may have during this process.


If your entity has been suspended by California, it usually means you either did not file a Statement of Information, have unpaid taxes or have penalties due, or any combination thereof. SunDoc Filings can answer any questions you have in regard to reinstating your company with the State.

SunDoc Filings has assisted with thousands of revivals since 1999. Our skilled customer service staff is always ready to help.

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