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CA Secretary of State Stuck In the Weeds

If you need to create a corporation for your California business, you need to know you can’t set it up right away unless you want to pay the freight.

The California Secretary of State now typically takes at least four weeks to process corporate filings. You can get around this if you want to pay an extra $750 for same day processing or $350 for next day processing. Our office is in the Sacramento area, home of the the Secretary of State headquarters. We can hand deliver Articles of Incorporation to the Secretary of State, but it will still take at least four weeks to process (unless our client wants to pay the extra filing fee). But we can set up a Nevada or Delaware corporation within one day because those states have modern filing systems.

The state that spawns the high tech companies that increase world productivity has a Secretary of State office operating with pencils and slide rules.

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