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Form a corporation in California with the book that's helped thousands of Californians incorporate!
Protect your business and save on attorney's fees by forming a California corporation on your own. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes incorporating a straightforward task for any small business owner. This all-in-one guide contains the forms, tax rules, practical information, and step-by-step instructions you need to successfully incorporate a California business. Learn about:
- different types of California corporations and how they work
- filing articles of incorporation
- how to stay legal by keeping legally sound corporate records and minutes
- securities laws and exemptions
- corporate taxation
- preparing bylaws
- issuing stock
- obtaining licenses and permits
- perks for your employees
This edition is completely updated and revised to provide current regulations, tax requirements, contact information for relevant agencies, helpful resources, and the most up-to-date forms available. How to Form Your Own California Corporation makes the entire incorporation process easy. Like tens of thousands of California entrepreneurs have done over the last 25 years, you really can complete and file all the paperwork yourself.
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|Edition description:||Seventeenth Edition|
|Product dimensions:||8.30(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Anthony Mancuso is a corporations and limited liability company expert. He graduated from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, is a member of the California State Bar, and studied advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has also been a consultant for Silicon Valley EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies. He is the author of several Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (both profit and nonprofit) and limited liability companies. His titles include Incorporate Your Business, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (national and California editions), Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, The Corporate Records Handbook, and LLC or Corporation? His books have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form a corporation or LLC.
Table of Contents
Your Incorporation Companion
1. Choosing the Right Legal Structure for Your Business
2. How California Corporations Work
3. Issuing and Selling Stock
4. Corporate Taxation
5. Steps to Form Your Corporation
6. After You Incorporate
7. Lawyers and Accountants
A. Appendix A: How to Use the Interactive Forms
B. Appendix B: Contact Information and Incorporation Forms