California ~ Corporate Income Tax: LLCs Being Assessed Certification Penalty

The California Franchise Tax Board has issued a public service bulletin announcing that beginning June 23, 2010, the state began issuing notices assessing a certification penalty of $250 for failure to file a Statement of Information for Limited Liability Companies (LLCs). Business entities are subject to the penalty for failure to file the statement biennially with the Secretary of State (SOS). Previously, the SOS had the authority to assess the penalty, but system constraints prevented assessment of the penalty. Approximately 510,000 LLCs have been identified as potentially being subject to the penalty. The SOS is required to send notification at least 60 days before assessing the penalty. The certification penalty date on the billing notices will be the calendar year ending for the year the penalty is assessed. An LLC will be assessed one penalty for the entire period of noncompliance with the requirement to file the statement. Taxpayers with questions can go to and search for “statement of information” or call the SOS at (916) 653-6814.


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