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State of California Franchise Tax Board

Why would I need relief from contract voidability (RCV)?

A suspended or forfeited business entity loses the right to enforce its legal contracts. If a business enters a contract while suspended or forfeited, and then revives its active legal status, the business still cannot enforce that contract unless it gets relief from contract voidability (RCV).

Steps to get RCV when reviving your business

  1. Determine the beginning period covered by RCV (the end period will be the date your business is revived).
  2. Get an RCV application.
  3. Call us so we can determine your RCV fee.
    Business entity type and location Number to call
    Business entities inside the U.S. (888) 635-0494
    Corporations outside the U.S. (916) 845-7033
    Limited liability corporations outside the U.S. (916) 845-7166
  4. Mail the completed RCV application with the required fee.

Steps to get RCV after reviving your business

  1. Get an RCV application.
  2. Call us so we can determine your RCV fee. This fee is calculated based on all the tax years during which your business was suspended or forfeited. >
    Business entity type and location Number to call
    Business entities inside the U.S. (888) 635-0494
    Corporations outside the U.S. (916) 845-7033
    Limited liability corporations outside the U.S. (916) 845-7166
  3. Mail the completed RCV application with the required fee.

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