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Old 09-22-2019, 03:10 PM
 
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We have a virtual assistant company that we want to file an LLC for. If we file in state ( California) it will cost us $800 every year. Can we file an LLC in another state and run our business out of California without any tax issues?
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Old 09-22-2019, 04:59 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Where is your business activity (sounds like CA)

Then you need a CA LLC

Some states have a provision for 'Alien / foreign LLC', but you need to register in state / jurisdiction you are doing business.
https://www.businessinsider.com/are-...to-know-2011-7

I have several LLcs in other states, $800 is a bit steep, (I do not have LLC in CA)
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Old 09-22-2019, 06:04 PM
 
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We are online/ virtual but our address we live in is in California. Our work is strictly online and we move often.
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Old 11-29-2019, 03:58 PM
 
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We are online/ virtual but our address we live in is in California. Our work is strictly online and we move often.
You can file the LLC in any state you want, but you will need to pay taxes in the state where you conduct your business, so if you are in CA doing business, then you will pay taxes in CA regardless.
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Old 12-26-2019, 12:55 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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for OP and others... (doing business in CA with foreign (non-CA) LLC.

From what I glean...
1) CA is your primary place of doing business
2) You are domiciled in CA
3) CA will be after you for the annual $800 Franchise Tax., even if you register LLC elsewhere (My LLC's in TX are free, WA LLC is $90 / yr)

https://www.paulhastings.com/publica...c-ff00004cbded
https://www.corporatesecuritieslawbl...in-california/
https://www.callclaw.com/ca-member-non-ca-llc/

Some friends with online businesses relocate their business to a US Protectorate (Like St Thomas)
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