Unless you register your company in California, you will NOT pay California taxes. However, you should be sure that you have properly registered your company in the appropriate state. You SHOULD register in California if you answer yes to any of the following:
- Are you physically operating a business in the state of California?
- Are you hiring employees in the state of California?
- Are you banking in the state of California?
- Do you own a California-based asset?
Keep in mind, if you register in Deleware then you will need to complete a foreign qualification to ensure that you aren’t putting your company at undue risk.
Of course, understanding if it’s better to register in California or Delaware will come down to specifics of your situation.
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