California Franchise Fee

Can someone who does FBA using Amazon California Warehouse verify if there is indeed a $800 yearly Franchise Fee for doing business in the state as an Illinois LLC Sole Proprietorship? Thank You

Why would there be a “franchise fee” in california for illonois businesses.

That seems oddly specific

You should contact the Illinois Department of Revenue.

Does Illinois have a franchise tax?

Each domestic and foreign Illinois Corporation is required to pay franchise tax at the time of filing its first report of issued shares (articles of Incorporation or application for authority) for the privilege of exercising its franchises in the State of Illinois.

Hope this helps.

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Hi @Mildred

California is the worst, always have been. They tell stories to terrify you into sending them money. As a seller you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws, including the warning requirements mandated by California’s Proposition 65 (Prop 65).

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65)

There is no franchise fee.

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Thank you. So there is no franchise fee in California?

Hi @Mildred,

Well, there is a franchise fee if you are selling a McDonald’s franchise, for example There is no franchise fee for orders that are shipped within the State of California.