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With our Rush Service, we can email you the filed copy the next business day. Documents must be received by 3 p.m. PST on the day of the filing. Please note, if your filing is rejected, the state will not refund the rush fee. If you do not receive our email confirmation within one hour during normal business hours, please call us at 888-595-2747 to confirm your order.
Your filing is now on its way! If we receive your California Limited Liability Partnership Agreement by 3 p.m. M-F, your filing will be submitted the same day it was received. The date submitted will become the file date of your new entity. The Secretary of State office will take 7-10 business days to process routine orders. Keep in mind that if you mail in the documents to the state yourself, like many filing services do, you will have the wait SEVERAL WEEKS.
Once the state approves your documents, they will issue a state entity number and one uncertified copy. If you need a certified copy, please add it to your order. We will immediately fax or email the filed document to you. We will return the copy via regular mail.
California Corporate Kit: Our Corporate Kits include a custom binder, seal embosser, bylaws and meeting minutes, 20 Stock certificates, and more. You can order the California Corporate Kit at the same time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate Kit order page.
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- We visit the Secretary of State three times daily
- All filings received by 3 p.m. PST are submitted same day
- No expedite fees for same day submission
- Most filing companies mail in your filings
Limited Liability Partnership Definition
In LLP, the partners enjoy some protection against personal liability. Each partner must be a person licensed under California laws to engage in the practice of public accountancy, law or architecture. The Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) is not a separate entity for income tax purposes; profits and losses are passed through to the partners and reported on each individual’s tax return.
Limited Liability FAQs
Do I need an attorney to incorporate?
No. You can prepare and file the Limited Liability Agreement yourself, but you should understand the requirements of the intended state. If you are unsure of forming the correct entity for you, we strongly suggest that you should consult an attorney or accountant.
Which state is best for me?
Once you’ve decided to form a LLP, the next step is to decide which state. It is not a requirement to form your entity in the state where it is physically located (the home state), but there are factors to consider when evaluating which state is best. For small businesses, two factors are typically considered when deciding where to form a LLP: the cost of forming in the home state, versus the cost of forming in another state and the taxation and ongoing requirements of the states under consideration.
1. Home state Partnership versus Foreign Qualification: If the LLP is a closely held Partnership (meaning it has one or few shareholders, and does business primarily within a single state), forming the LLP within the home state is often preferable. A LLP that qualifies to do business in another state is subject to taxes and annual report fees from both the home state and the state of qualification. Besides cost, another disadvantage of forming outside of your home state is the possibility of having to defend a lawsuit in another state.
2. LLP requirements and taxation: When deciding where to incorporate, it’s also good to research that state’s ongoing requirements (such as annual report and franchise tax requirements), as well as Limited Liability state taxation requirements.
**NOTE: The name availability check or reservation of a name does not guarantee the name meets all federal and state requirements related to a specific entity type. Names are reviewed for compliance by the Secretary of State's office when the documents are submitted for filing.