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in this video we're going to discuss how long it takes to form a California limited liability company so this varies depending on how you file it there's several ways to file you can file it by mail you can drop it off at their Sacramento office or you can file it online now when you file it online generally the law states that an LLC is formed when it's received by the Secretary of State's office now this varies again depending on how you file it but in California they have a very awesome service which is it checks when your submission is valid so if you go on California let me get the website here SOS CA govt and on that website you'll find a place that it'll allow you to search whether your LLC has been validated and confirmed by the Secretary of State so but usually if you buy online its same day or within 24 hours that you'll get a notification that your LLC has been approved so if you need an LLC approved the fastest way to do it is online or I'm sorry if you need an LLC formed the fastest way to do it is online SOS CA govt they'll take you to their um their portal where you can file their business filings online if you don't have the time or you don't want to go through this process yourself that's exactly what we do for our clients we form LLC's for our clients check out our contact information below and share this video if you think it was helpful we have a series of videos coming out for California limited liability companies how to form them what they cost what the requirements are so on and so forth so thanks for watching guys and that's how fast it takes to form a California limited liability company
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- Nathan Selia, Staff Member
how long does it take to form an llc well that entirely depends on what state you're filing in but first i'm not your attorney i'm not your cpa i am just providing generally obtain easily obtainable information on the internet you can google it anywhere i'm just trying to curate this one place where we can find all of this information without having to go to 1500 different websites which is essentially what i had to do so i'm doing this for you now what state are you forming in there is a video that talks about which state is best to form in long story short where's the work being done is it being done in texas you're probably gonna need a texas llc or corporation is it being done in new york maybe a new york one um you know a lot of people talk about delaware and wyoming nevada that's a whole different bag of worms can of worms bag of something anyway um we have a video regarding that but um check that out we also have a playlist on uh you know all this information kind of condensed in a really highly produced short video so also check that out there but um every because because llc's are not formed with the federal government it's not with the irs or the united states government it's formed on a state level so you have to form an llc in texas or in california or in tennessee or in wyoming and so you know once you've decided which state you're going to form in there really is a bunch of different answers to how long it's going to take uh generally the answer is one to five days there are a couple of states out there that are troublemakers it might take 12 to 22 business days but those are like two states i think it's arizona and alabama they're the two longest states by a wide margin texas for example is two days new york is instant you can get your new york llc from better legal actually in 11 minutes um we say an hour it should be about 11 minutes and it's during business hours so you know new york just has a different system than texas and texas has a different system than delaware in delaware you don't go online and fill out a form you fax the information in yes you still fax the information into delaware because they're so popular they just don't feel the need to update any of their systems um so delaware takes a handful of days and you got to wait for it to come in the mail whereas new york and texas sends it to you via email wyoming is another state that's instant there are 13 states that are instant but if you go to betterlegal.com you can actually go to our services page so betterlegal.com for slash services and plug in the state that you're looking for and that will give you the timetable on how long your state's gonna take but the general answer is that it's usually between one and three business days sometimes five business days the other caveat to that and this is not a better legal thing this is with everybody the caveat is that some states uh you know the state examiners are the ones that file this information and oftentimes in in florida and pennsylvania specifically they just fall behind so florida for example has state compliance that uh all piles onto one date and so they don't hire new people you know and i'm just this is conjecture i'm just assuming this is what happens so um if you work for the state of florida don't you know don't throw me under the bus um but you know they might not hire extra people because they don't have the budget their state government uh entity and so they might not have the budget to hire new people to handle all of the influx of uh state compliances that they have to get done while filing the the new ones and so uh some states might fall behind you know florida cranks out three business days like like normal but then every now and again it's 12 business days or pennsylvania is 15 business days or texas might fall behind or texas instead of doing two business days might be 24 hours it really just depends how long it takes the people uh doing it and so um in new york for example there aren't really any people that have to physically do this work to have to do the filing and that's why it's instant texas and delaware actually have physical people taking this information in delaware taking it from the fax machine and putting it into the computer and then it's in in the system so the states that are instant humans don't have to do anything it just gets done um but for the states that have this kind of manual process sometimes it does take a while um if they fall behind and so that's a caveat uh there so um i've answered that question hopefully um i didn't go into too much gross detail about this and i answer your question pretty uh succinctly and you got a little bit more context if you like this video and you like some more of our videos i would appreciate you to like and subscribe it helps boost these videos to help other entrepreneurs just like you please share with a friend if there are questions that i didn't answer please ask below in the comments and i will make a future video um but also use betterlegal.com so go to betterlegal.com to form your llc or corporation or share it with a friend and help us help more people get all the information they need and all the filings and documents they need in order to become a successful and legal entity in whichever state they choose in the u.s thanks
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- Nathan Selia
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I've studied computer program at California State University, Long Beach in Long Beach and I am an expert in forensic psychology. I usually feel blah. My previous job was executive secretary I held this position for 16 years, I love talking about hiking and jumping. Huge fan of Ellen DeGeneres I practice fly-fishing and collect cheese labels.
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