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How to Dissolution within 12 Months in California LLC

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California LLC Short Form Cancellation Certificate

Are you a business owner looking for California LLC Short Form Cancellation Certificate ? With the ever-changing nature of business, sometimes it’s important to Dissolution within 12 Months your LLC to ensure the most accurate records are kept.

There are various ways to do this based on your state.
This guide will walk you through the steps to correctly do this for yourself in California:

Fill out LLC-4/8

This form is available here for download. Once downloaded, fill it out like so:

Fill out the form along with the Submission Cover Sheet
a) Contact Person is the submitter's information
b) Entity Name
c) Entity Number (if applicable)
d) Principal Office Address
Short Form Cancellation Form
1) LLC name
2) LLC Entity (File) Number
3) Read through the statements—ALL must be true to file Form LLC-4/8
4) Do not do anything
5) Name and signature

There's multiple ways to submit this form - online, by mail, via fax, in-person.

Submit it online

1) Go to the Secretary of State's website: https://bizfileonline.sos.ca.gov/search/business and look up the LLC using its name.
2) Click on the LLC and then select "File Amendment"
3) Choose "Termination - Short Form - CA LLC (Formed within 12 Months"
4) Fill in all the required details.
5) Read through the statements on Limited Liability Company and Required Statements tab—ALL must be true, then check both boxes
6) File Online

Submit it by mail

1) Print and sign the form (including the Submission Cover Sheet)
2) Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State
3) Mail the documents to:
California Secretary of State
Business Programs Division-Business Entities
PO Box 944260
Sacramento, CA 94244-2600


  1. Prepare by choosing a Name and Registered Agent
  2. File Certificate of Formation with the State of Texas
  3. Apply for an EIN with the IRS
  4. Obtain an Operating Agreement
  5. Handle Ongoing Texas Compliance and Maintenance
  1. Change Entity Name for your California LLC
  2. Change Registered Address for your California LLC
  3. How to maintain your California LLC

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