The Nevada Company Learning Center
- Why Use a Registered Agent When Incorporating In Nevada?
- Are You Currently Without Limited Liability Protection? It May Be Time to Consider Incorporation.
- What are the Differences between S Corporations and C Corporations?
- Corporation vs LLC: Some Corporation Benefits to Consider
- Are You Considering Incorporation? Here's a Good Place to Start!
- Are You Ready to Incorporate? Here Are the Benefits of Using an Incorporation Service Provider
- How Can Business Owners Benefit from Incorporating in Nevada?
- Consider these factors when incorporating in Nevada
- Which entity is best for me?
- What are state fees?
- How much stock do I need?
- Where do I get stock/membership certificates?
- Do I need a federal tax ID (EIN) number?
- How do I open my company bank account?
- When do I pay franchise taxes?
- Do I need to be registered to "transact business" in my home state?
Consider these factors when incorporating in Nevada
There are many pros and cons that factor into forming a Nevada corporation or limited liability company (LLC). Thats why its important to investigate and research the laws and policies relative to your specific business goals and business type to fully maximize the benefits of incorporating in Nevada. Here are some criteria to keep in mind when learning more about incorporating your business in the state of Nevada.
In Nevada, the protocol of incorporation parallels the incorporation process of other states.
These basics include:
- Selecting your business name
- Recruiting and/or appointing members/managers (LLCs) or director(s) (corporations)
- Selecting your incorporation type
- Filing incorporation paperwork
- Opening a bank account for your business
Additionally, these other factors are helpful in determining which incorporation type is best suited for your business:
- Businesses providing professional services. If providing a licensed, professional service, consider forming a professional corporation or a limited liability partnership. It is advisable to contact your licensing board to determine your requirements. In Nevada, professional corporations (PCs) are allowed to be formed as are professional limited liability companies (PLLCs).
- Initial report and business license requirement. Nevada requires corporations and LLCs to file an Initial List of Officers/Directors and Business License on or before the last day of the month following incorporation.
- Federal tax identification number (EIN). Nevada corporations and LLCs that have employees are required to have a Federal tax identification number (EIN). Additionally, an EIN may be required to open a business bank account.
- State tax identification number. To do business in Nevada, a state tax identification number is necessary.
- State S corporation election. Nevada does not recognize the federal S corporation election because there is no state income tax.
- Business purpose. The state of Nevada allows corporations and LLCs to be formed for any lawful business activity. There is no need to state the corporate purpose in the Articles of Organization or the Articles of Incorporation.
- Stock. Nevada corporations can purchase, sell, hold and even transfer shares of their own company stock. However, corporations are required to list authorized shares and par value in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value can affect initial filing fees.
- Registered agent. Corporations and LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Nevada. The registered agent must be available during regularly scheduled business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Many entrepreneurs and small business owners enjoy the benefits of having their companies incorporated in Nevada. Just keep in mind that consulting with an attorney or accountant helps clarify if these benefits will work for your business type and goals.