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How can I revive my business entity?

How can I revive my business entity?

To revive your suspended or forfeited business entity, or to request a Franchise Tax Board Limited Partnership Confirmation letter, you must:
  • Call the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) so we can provide you with your business's exact revivor requirements.
Business entities inside the U.S. 888.635.0494 
Corporations outside the U.S. 916.845.7033 
Limited liability companies outside the U.S. 916.845.7166 
Limited partnerships outside the U.S. 916.845.7165 
  • File all delinquent tax returns.
  • Pay all delinquent tax balances, including penalties, fees, and interest.
  • File a revivor request form. 
  • Corporations — FTB 3557 BC, Application for Certificate of Revivor
  • Limited liability companies — FTB 3557 LLC, Application for Certificate of Revivor
  • Limited partnerships — 3557C LP, Application for Confirmation Letter for Limited Partnership Revival 
If your annual statement of information with the California Secretary of State (SOS) lapsed, and/or the SOS suspended your business, you must resolve your outstanding issues with them. For more information, go to sos.ca.gov, or call SOS at 916.657.3537.

If FTB suspended or forfeited your business in error, we will restore your business to active status after we verify the mistake. If you believe a mistake occurred, call us so we can analyze your account.

Business entities inside the U.S. 888.635.0494 
Corporations outside the U.S. 916.845.7033 
Limited liability companies outside the U.S. 916.845.7166 
Limited partnerships outside the U.S. 916.845.7165

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