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Based on the following, as you are registered as an LLC in the state of California, you are required to pay the $800 fee for each year. SEE BELOW:
What is the limited liability company annual tax?
The limited liability company annual tax is $800. To be subject to the tax, the limited liability company must, for a least one day during the year, be:
"Doing Business" is defined as actively engaging in any transaction for the purpose of financial gain or profit.
The limited liability company fee must be paid by the original return due date of the partnership return.
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You are welcome. Following is the statement again;
The key word being the word "or" . This means that if you are registered with the CA Secretary of State and the LLC has not been officially dissolved, whether you did business or not, you are required to pay the $800 annual fee for the years that the LLC has been registered. I know, it doesn't seem fair, but these are the rules.
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