Form SI-550 "Statement of Information" - California

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Download this version of Form SI-550 for the current year.

What Is SI-550 Form?

Form SI-550, Statement of Information, is a document that must be filed by every California stock, agricultural cooperative, and registered foreign corporation in order to provide the Secretary of State with information about the business's officers, directors, registered agents, and address. The current SI-550 Form was released by the California Secretary of State and last revised on January 1, 2017. A fillable Form SI-550 is available for download below.

What Is Different Between Form SI-550 and SI-200?

California Form SI-550 may only be used by stock cooperatives, agricultural cooperatives, or registered foreign corporations. If a domestic stock or agricultural cooperative corporation needs to file a Statement of Information, they must use Form SI-200, Statement of Information that was developed especially for them. Considering the specifics of this type of corporation, the application must be filed within 90 days after the filing of its initial Articles of Incorporation and annually thereafter during the applicable period.



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Instructions for Form SI-550

The form itself provides the necessary instructions for filling it out, however, there are some parts that need additional attention. One of these is that within the form an applicant is not allowed to abbreviate the name of the city, regardless to which address they are filling out. Others include:

  1. Corporation Name. Must be entered precisely as it stated on the file with the California Secretary of State and must include the entity ending;
  2. Secretary of State File Number. Here an applicant must indicate a seven-digit number, which can be found above the file stamp at the top of the corporation's registration document filed with the California Secretary of State;
  3. Business Address. This section consists of three parts, where an applicant must fill out:
    • Street Address, city, state, and zip code of Principal Executive Office. This address must be a physical address, do not enter a PO Box or an "in care of" address;
    • Mailing Address of Corporation (if it is different than the previous item). Here an applicant is allowed to use a PO Box address or "in care of" an individual or entity;
    • Street Address of Principal California Office (if there is any and if it is different than the first address). This address must be a physical address in California. Like in the first item, an applicant is not allowed to use a PO Box or an "in care of" address;
  4. Officers. This part requires an applicant to provide the names and complete business or residential addresses of the corporation's:
    • Chief Executive Officer;
    • Secretary; and
    • Chief Financial Officer;
  5. Director(s). This area must only be filled out by California Stock and Agricultural Cooperative Corporations. If they have more than one director, then they're required to enter the name/names and addresses of the additional directors on Form SI-550A;
  6. Service of Process. A corporation must have an Agent, which must be indicated in this part of the form;
  7. Type of Business. Describe the nature of the business in a few words: shortly, but clear;
  8. Validation of information, date, name, and signature.

The last part is quite self-explanatory, an applicant indicates that the information stated in the form is true and correct and signs it.

How Often Do I Have to File a Form SI-550?

After completing Form SI-550 an applicant can attach a Mail Submission Cover Sheet to the form and file it with the California Secretary of State (Business Programs Division, address: PO Box 944230, Sacramento, CA 94244-2300). Although a Mail Submission Cover Sheet should be completed and included with the submission, it is treated as correspondence and is not considered as a part of the Statement of Information or any other form.

According to the "Instructions for Completing the Statement of Information", California Form SI-550 has several types of filing:

  • Initial filing. Within 90 days of registering with the California Secretary of State. Fee $25.00;
  • Periodic filing. This type of filing requires the applicant to file the form every year during a specific 6-month filing period based on the original registration date. Fee $25.00;
  • Before the next required statement is due but after the initial or required filing (to update information if there were any changes made). No fee required.

If no changes took place and all the information from the previous Statement of Information is new, then instead of Form SI-550 an applicant can use Form SI-550 NC, Statement of No Change.

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Instructions for Completing the
Statement of Information (Form SI-550)
For faster processing, the required statement for most corporations can be filed online at https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov.
Every California stock, agricultural cooperative and registered foreign corporation must file a Statement of Information with
the California Secretary of State within 90 days of registering with the California Secretary of State, and every year thereafter
during a specific 6-month filing period based on the original registration date, as described in the chart below. Changes to
information contained in a previously filed Statement of Information can be made by filing a new Form SI-550, completed in its
entirety. If there has been no change in any of the information contained in the previous complete Statement of Information filed
with the California Secretary of State, a Statement of No Change
(Form SI-550
NC) may be used instead of this Statement of
Information (Form SI-550). A California nonprofit corporation is not authorized to file a Form SI-550 and must file a complete
Statement of Information using
Form
SI-100.
Status of Corporation: In order to file Form SI-550, the status of the corporation must be active or suspended/forfeited on the
records of the California Secretary of State. The status of the corporation can be checked online on the Secretary of State’s
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. See the
FTB Suspension/Forfeiture
section below for information about resolving
an FTB suspended/forfeited status.
Fees: See chart below. Checks should be made payable to the Secretary of State.
Copies: To obtain a copy or certified copy of this filed Statement of Information, include payment for copy fees and certification fees
at the time this Statement of Information is submitted. Copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page.
For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per document.
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
Type of Filing
Description
Form to Use
Fee
$25.00
Initial Filing
The initial filing is due 90 days from the entity’s
Statement of Information - Form SI-550
registration date.
Required
• This statement is due every year based on
Statement of No Change - Form SI-550 NC, if
$25.00
Periodic
no changes have occurred in any of the
the entity’s registration date.
Filing
information
contained
in
the
previous
• The filing period includes the registration
complete Statement of Information filed with
month and the immediately preceding five
the California Secretary of State
(5) months.
Or
Statement of Information - Form SI-550, if
changes have occurred
No Fee
No Fee
A Statement of Information submitted before
Statement of Information - Form SI-550
Statement
the next required statement is due but after the
initial or required filing requirements have been
met to update information including changes to
information for the agent for service of process.
Statutory Required 6 Month Filing Window for Corporations
Statement of Information
Month of Registration or
Applicable Filing Period
Conversion
First Day of
Through Last Day of
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Instructions
2017 California Secretary of State
SI-550 -
(REV 01/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Instructions for Completing the
Statement of Information (Form SI-550)
For faster processing, the required statement for most corporations can be filed online at https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov.
Every California stock, agricultural cooperative and registered foreign corporation must file a Statement of Information with
the California Secretary of State within 90 days of registering with the California Secretary of State, and every year thereafter
during a specific 6-month filing period based on the original registration date, as described in the chart below. Changes to
information contained in a previously filed Statement of Information can be made by filing a new Form SI-550, completed in its
entirety. If there has been no change in any of the information contained in the previous complete Statement of Information filed
with the California Secretary of State, a Statement of No Change
(Form SI-550
NC) may be used instead of this Statement of
Information (Form SI-550). A California nonprofit corporation is not authorized to file a Form SI-550 and must file a complete
Statement of Information using
Form
SI-100.
Status of Corporation: In order to file Form SI-550, the status of the corporation must be active or suspended/forfeited on the
records of the California Secretary of State. The status of the corporation can be checked online on the Secretary of State’s
Business Search at BusinessSearch.sos.ca.gov. See the
FTB Suspension/Forfeiture
section below for information about resolving
an FTB suspended/forfeited status.
Fees: See chart below. Checks should be made payable to the Secretary of State.
Copies: To obtain a copy or certified copy of this filed Statement of Information, include payment for copy fees and certification fees
at the time this Statement of Information is submitted. Copy fees are $1.00 for the first page and $.50 for each attachment page.
For certified copies, there is an additional $5.00 certification fee, per document.
Processing Times: For current processing times, go to www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times.
Type of Filing
Description
Form to Use
Fee
$25.00
Initial Filing
The initial filing is due 90 days from the entity’s
Statement of Information - Form SI-550
registration date.
Required
• This statement is due every year based on
Statement of No Change - Form SI-550 NC, if
$25.00
Periodic
no changes have occurred in any of the
the entity’s registration date.
Filing
information
contained
in
the
previous
• The filing period includes the registration
complete Statement of Information filed with
month and the immediately preceding five
the California Secretary of State
(5) months.
Or
Statement of Information - Form SI-550, if
changes have occurred
No Fee
No Fee
A Statement of Information submitted before
Statement of Information - Form SI-550
Statement
the next required statement is due but after the
initial or required filing requirements have been
met to update information including changes to
information for the agent for service of process.
Statutory Required 6 Month Filing Window for Corporations
Statement of Information
Month of Registration or
Applicable Filing Period
Conversion
First Day of
Through Last Day of
January
August
January
February
September
February
March
October
March
April
November
April
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December
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Instructions
2017 California Secretary of State
SI-550 -
(REV 01/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
If you are not completing this form online, please type or print legibly in black or blue ink. Complete the Statement of
Information (Form SI-550) as follows:
Item
Instruction
Tips
Enter the name of the corporation exactly as it
1.
• The name must match exactly the name as shown on the
appears on file with the California Secretary of
records of the California Secretary of State.
State, including the entity ending (ex: “Jones &
• If your corporation is a registered foreign corporation using an
Company, Inc.” or “Smith Construction
assumed name in California (e.g. “ABC CORPORATION DOING
Company”).
BUSINESS IN CALIFORNIA AS ABC CORPORATION OF
DELAWARE”), you must enter the complete assumed name.
2.
Enter the 7-digit file number issued by the
• The 7-digit file number is provided by the Secretary of State
California Secretary of State.
above the file stamp at the top of the corporation’s registration
document filed with the California Secretary of State.
• To ensure you have the correct file number and exact name of
the corporation, look to your registration document filed with the
California Secretary of State and any name change
amendments.
• Secretary of State Records can be accessed online through our
Business Search at BusinessSearchsos.ca.gov. While
searching the Business Search, be sure to identify your entity
correctly including the jurisdiction that matches your entity.
3a.
Enter the complete street address, city, state
• The complete street address is required, including the street
and zip code of the corporation’s principal
name and number, city, state and zip code.
executive office.
• Address must be a physical address.
• Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
abbreviate the name of the city.
3b.
Enter the complete mailing address, city, state
• This address will be used for mailing purposes and may be a
and zip code of the corporation, if different from
P.O. Box address or “in care of” an individual or entity.
Item 3a.
• Do not abbreviate the name of the city.
3c.
Enter the complete street address, city and zip
• The complete street address is required, including the street
code of the corporation’s principal office in
name and number, city and zip code.
California, if any and if different from Item 3a.
• Address must be a physical address in California.
• Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
Complete this item 3c only if the address in
abbreviate the name of the city.
Item 3a is outside of California.
• If Item 3a is an address in California leave Item 3c blank and
proceed to Item 4.
4.
Enter the name and complete business or
• Do not abbreviate the name of the city.
residential address of the corporation’s:
• Every corporation is required to have at least these 3
officers.
a. Chief Executive Officer (i.e. president)
• An additional title for the Chief Executive Officer and Chief
b. Secretary and
Financial Officer may be added; however, the preprinted titles on
c. Chief Financial Officer (i.e. treasurer).
this form must not be altered.
• Unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws provide otherwise,
the president, of if there is no president, the chairperson of the
board, is the chief executive officer of the corporation.
• California Corporations Only: Any number of offices may be held
by the same person unless the articles of incorporation or bylaws
provide otherwise, except, in the case of a California agricultural
cooperative, neither the president nor the secretary may be the
same person.
5a.
California Stock and Agricultural Cooperative
• If the corporation has more than one director, enter the name(s)
Corporations ONLY:
and addresses of the additional directors on Form SI-550A
available at
http://bpd.cdn.sos.ca.gov/corp/pdf/so/si-550a.pdf.
Enter the name and complete business or
• Please do not abbreviate the name of the city.
residential address of the corporation’s current
director(s).
• Every California stock and agricultural cooperative corporation is
required to have at least one director.
Instructions
2017 California Secretary of State
SI-550 -
(REV 01/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
5b.
California Stock and Agricultural Cooperative
Corporations ONLY:
Enter the number of vacancies on the board of
directors, if any.
6.
The corporation must have an Agent for
• An Agent for Service of Process is responsible for accepting legal
Service of Process.
documents (e.g. service of process, lawsuits, subpoenas, other
types of legal notices, etc.) on behalf of the corporation.
There are two types of Agents that can be
named:
• You must provide information for either an individual OR a
registered corporate agent, not both.
• an individual (e.g. owner, director or any other
individual) who resides in California with a
• If using a registered corporate agent, the corporation must have a
physical California street address; OR
current agent registration certificate on file with the California
Secretary of State as required by Section 1505.
• a registered corporate agent qualified with the
California Secretary of State.
6a & b. If Individual Agent:
• The complete street address is required, including the street
name and number, city and zip code.
• Enter the name of the agent for service of
process and the agent’s complete California
• Do not enter a P.O. Box address, an “in care of” address, or
street address, city and zip code.
abbreviate the name of the city.
• If an individual is designated as the agent,
• Many times, a small corporation will designate an officer or
complete Items 6a and 6b ONLY. Do not
director as the agent for service of process.
complete Item 6c.
• The individual agent should be aware that the name and the
physical street address of the agent for service of process is a
public record, open to all (as are all the addresses of the
corporation provided in filings made with the California Secretary
of State).
If Registered Corporate Agent:
6c.
• Before a corporation is designated as agent for another
corporation, that corporation must have a current agent
• Enter the name of the registered corporate
registration certificate on file with the California Secretary of State
agent exactly as registered in California.
as required by Section
1505
stating the address(es) of the
• If a registered corporate agent is designated
registered corporate agent and the authorized employees that will
as the agent, complete Item 6c ONLY. Do
accept service of process of legal documents and notices on
not complete Items 6a and 6b.
behalf of the corporation.
• Advanced approval must be obtained from a registered
corporate agent prior to designating that corporation as your
agent for service of process.
• No California or foreign corporation may register as a California
corporate agent unless the corporation currently is authorized to
engage in business in California and is in good standing on the
records of the California Secretary of State.
• Provide your Registered Corporate Agent’s exact name as
registered with the California Secretary of State. To confirm that
you are providing the exact name of the Registered Corporate
Agent, go to https://businessfilings.sos.ca.gov/frmlist1505s.asp.
7.
Briefly describe the general type of business
that is the principal business activity of the
corporation.
8.
Type or print the date, the name and title of the
person completing this form and sign where
indicated.
Mail Submission Cover Sheet (Optional): To make it easier to receive communication related to this document, including the
purchased copy of the filed document, if any, complete the Mail Submission Cover Sheet. For the Return Address: Enter the name
of a designated person and/or company and the corresponding mailing address. Please note that the Mail Submission Cover Sheet
will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed document.
Where to File: The completed form along with the applicable fees can be mailed to Secretary of State, Statement of Information
Unit, P.O. Box 944230, Sacramento, CA 94244-2300 or delivered in person (drop off) to the Sacramento office, 1500 11th Street,
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Instructions
2017 California Secretary of State
SI-550 -
(REV 01/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Legal Authority: General statutory filing provisions are found in California Corporations Code sections
1502
and
2117
and Food
and Agriculture Code section 54040. All statutory references are to the California Corporations Code, unless otherwise stated.
Failure to file this Statement of Information by the due date will result in the assessment of a $250.00 penalty. (Sections
2204
and
2206; California Revenue and Taxation Code section 19141.)
Publicly Traded Corporations: Every publicly traded California stock and foreign corporation also must file a Corporate Disclosure
Statement (Form SI-PT) annually, within 150 days after the end of its fiscal year. A “publicly traded corporation” is a corporation
generally has at least one class of stock or other securities listed or admitted for trading on a national securities exchange, on the
OTC-Bulletin Board, or on the electronic service operated by Pink OTC Markets Inc. Form SI-PT may be obtained from the
Secretary of State’s website at
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/statements
or by calling the Statement of Information Unit at
(916) 657-5448.
FTB Suspension/Forfeiture: If the corporation’s status is FTB suspended/forfeited, the status must be resolved with the California
Franchise Tax Board (FTB) for the corporation to be returned to active status. For revivor requirements, go to the FTB’s website at
https://www.ftb.ca.gov
or contact the FTB at (800) 852-5711 (from within the U.S.) or (916) 845-6500 (from outside the U.S.).
Instructions
2017 California Secretary of State
SI-550 -
(REV 01/2017)
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be
Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
Statement of Information, P.O. Box 944230, Sacramento, CA 94244-2300
Mail Submission Cover Sheet
Instructions:
• Complete and include this form with your submission. This information only will be used to communicate with you
in writing about the submission. This form will be treated as correspondence and will not be made part of the filed
document.
• Make all checks or money orders payable to the Secretary of State.
Standard processing time for submissions to this office is approximately 5 business days from receipt. All
submissions are reviewed in the date order of receipt. For updated processing time information, go to
.
www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/processing-times
Optional Copy and Certification Fees:
• If applicable, include optional copy and certification fees with your submission.
• For applicable copy and certification fee information, refer to the instructions of the specific form you are submitting.
Entity Information:
(Please type or print legibly)
Name:
__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Entity Number
:
(if applicable)
_____________________________________
Comments:
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Return Address:
For written communication from the Secretary of State related to this document, or if purchasing a
copy of the filed document enter the name of a person or company and the mailing address.
Name:
Company:
Secretary of State Use Only
Address:
T/TR:
City/State/Zip:
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