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San Francisco Statement of Information

There’s a lot of paperwork involved in running a business, and much of it has to do with various types of filings mandated by government agencies. Among the required business filings that any San Francisco business owner must know about is the Statement of Information. This is basically an annual (or biennial) report listing certain key facts relating to your business, such as its current street address and the contact info of the CEO. It is filed with the CA Secretary of State and made available for public inspection.

With FastFilings, fulfilling your Statement of Information obligations has never been easier. Our online ordering system will walk you through the process in just a few minutes. We serve businesses in all communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, including San Jose, Oakland, Napa, Fremont, San Mateo, and Palo Alto. Keep reading to learn how to file your Statement of Information in San Francisco.

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What's in the Statement of Information?

The CA Statement of Information lists, and provides official verification of, certain facts pertaining to an individual business, such as:

  • The official name of the business entity
  • The 7- or 12-digit Secretary of State File Number of the business 
  • The street and mailing address of the business
  • Name and address of the current Chief Executive Officer
  • Name and address of other officers or members
  • Name and address of the director (applies only to Stock and Agricultural Cooperative Corporations)
  • Name and address of the California Agent 
  • The brief description of nature of the business

The form must be signed to affirm that all information is “true and correct.”

There are actually two different Statement of Information forms: SI-550 (for corporations) and LLC-12 (for limited liability companies). Make sure you select the right form for your business structure. 

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When to File a San Francisco Statement of Information

Your San Francisco business must file a Statement of Information within 90 days of registering with the CA Secretary of State. Afterward, you will have to send in a Statement of Information every year or every two years, depending on the type of business entity you manage. Corporations must file every year; limited liability companies (LLCs) must file every other year.

On each year your Statement of Information in San Francisco is due, there is a six-month period in which you can file. This period is based on the calendar month when the business was originally registered with the state. You can send in your Statement on any day of this month, or any day of the prior five months. For instance, if your San Francisco business was registered in the month of June, you can send in your Statement anywhere from January 1 to June 30 during the year in which it is due.

Who Must File?

Corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs) in San Francisco must file a Statement of Information according to the schedule set by the state. 

  • Corporations include California stock corporations, foreign corporations registered in the state, California agricultural cooperatives. These businesses use Form SI-550.
  • Limited liability companies include California and foreign LLCs. These businesses use Form LLC-12.

In addition, if there are any changes to your San Francisco Secretary of State Statement of Information between scheduled filings—for instance, you get a new Registered Agent—you are expected to send in an updated Statement ASAP.

If there are no changes to your San Francisco Statement of Information since the last one was filed, you can use a shorter “No Change” form. For corporations, this is Form SI-550 NC; for LLCs, it is Form LLC-12NC.

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What Happens If I Don't File a Statement of Information?

If you do not file your State of California Secretary of State Statement of Information, you will be penalized by the Franchise Tax Board. Penalties can include heavy fines and the suspension or forfeiture of your San Francisco business.

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