If you’re wanting to dissolve a California business entity, such as a limited liability company or corporation, you may want to do that right away.
If the entity is dissolved before March 15, and if it has not conducted business in this calendar year, the $800 annual minimum franchise tax for 2011 will not be due, in most circumstances. If you wait until after the 15th, you’ll very likely have to pay $800 for the year.
We can file your Certificate of Cancellation/Dissolution at the counter in Sacramento in the next few days and get you in under the deadline. Begin the process of dissolution by filling out the appropriate form here.
It may take the California Secretary of State’s office weeks or months to process the dissolution paperwork, but the dissolution will be effective on the day they received the filing. This is why you cannot mail it in: you must file it with a courier service, at the counter for hand date-stamping.