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Asked on: 8/08/13, 2:39 pm

if i once had an llc in the state of california, and it had an outstanding tax balance, would i be able to start a new llc in california, before i pay that tax debt? it was for 2 years i didnt pay the 800 fee. will the state come after me personally for that debt?

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Answered on: 8/11/13, 1:27 pm by Bruce Givner

The State of California has not had a policy of going after ther owners of LLCs personally for the LLC's failure to pay the minimum franchise tax. There was one exception, and that was a case in which the LLC owners took assets out that might have been otherwise used to pay the franchise tax. So, no, that would not prevent you from starting a new LLC in California.

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