Thursday, August 26, 2010

Statement of Information Notice

We recently received a postcard-sized notice from the California Secretary of State informing us that our Statement of Information (LLC-12R) is due by October 31, 2010. Well, whaddaya know? I managed to determine the correct due date, despite the oddly worded filing instructions:
"Every domestic and registered foreign limited liability company shall file a Statement of Information with the Secretary of State, within 90 days after filing of its original Articles of Organization or Application for Registration, and biennially thereafter during the applicable filing period. The applicable filing period for a limited liability company is the calendar month during which its original Articles of Organization or Application for Registration were filed and the immediately preceding five calendar months."
For those unable to penetrate this language, rest assured you'll receive a notice informing you of the deadline. And if you're wondering what the difference is between Form LLC-12 and Form LLC-12R, the latter has a box that can be checked to indicate no information has changed since the previous filing. I appreciate the added convenience, but it would be nice if we didn't have to pay the Secretary $20 to tell her nothing has changed.

Update (Oct. 31, 2012): Form LLC-12R no longer exists; its features have been merged into the latest Form LLC-12.

Update (Oct. 30, 2016): Form LLC-12NC is now the correct form to file when there are no changes to the Statement of Information.