How to Incorporate or Form an LLC in Nevada

Nevada Overview: Nevada is where our company is located so we have deep experience after filing several thousand corporations and LLC's with the Nevada Secretary of State. 

Things to Watch for: the Nevada Secretary of State deals with a large number of filings so we recommend not submitting written paperwork for business formations in Nevada. Instead utilize an account to file your paperwork electronically (we have an account and can file very quickly). 

Incorporate

1. Make sure your company name choice is available.

Your company name must include the correct corporate identifier:

Corporations: "Corporation", "Incorporated" or an abbreviation.

Business Name & Business Purpose Restrictions:

  • Cannot contain the following words:
    • loan and building association
    • building and loan association
    • savings and loan association
    • loan and savings association
    • loan and building
    • building and loan
    • savings and loan
    • loan and savings
    • building and savings
    • savings and building
  • "engineer, engineered, engineering, ’professional engineer’, ’registered engineer’ or ’licensed engineer’", also "accountant, accounting, accountancy, auditor or auditing", also "unit-owners association" or "homeowners association". "if it appears from the articles or the certificate of amendment that the business to be carried on by the corporation is subject to supervision by the Commissioner of Insurance or by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, unless the articles or certificate of amendment is approved by the Commissioner who will supervise the business of the corporation".

2. File the correct paperwork with the Nevada Secretary of State's Business Division

For Corporations you must file "Articles of Incorporation". Note that as many filings submitted are rejected so it is important that these documents be error free and submitted in the proper format with correct cover letter, payment and filing instructions (less than 1% of our filings are rejected).

3. Hold the "Organizational Meeting" and adopt the company’s Bylaws (Corporations).

The Organizational Meeting is how you determine the percentage of ownership for each shareholder as well as resolve to do tasks like open a company bank account, pay back pre-incorporation expenses, elect S-Corporation status and more.

4. Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) for your company and open a company bank account.

5. Get a local business license from the city (or county) where you will be doing business.

6. Submit the Corporation's Initial List

This is a form that is due approximately 30 days after forming the Nevada corporation. This form is the equivalent of an "Annual Report". Clients who utilize our service will receive the form and assistance with completing/submitting the form to the Nevada Secretary of State Business Division on request.

Stock Information

In Nevada, you can authorize up to $75,000 shares worth of stock to pay the minimum fee. Higher amounts will increase the fee. 

Yearly Requirements

  • Annual Report (called the "Annual List & State Business License") is due every year on the company's anniversary date.

Form an LLC

1. Make sure your company name choice is available.

Your company name must include the correct LLC identifier:

LLC’s: "Limited Liability Company" or an abbreviation.

Business Name & Business Purpose Restrictions:

  • Cannot contain the following words:
    • loan and building association
    • building and loan association
    • savings and loan association
    • loan and savings association
    • loan and building
    • building and loan
    • savings and loan
    • loan and savings
    • building and savings
    • savings and building
  • "engineer, engineered, engineering, ’professional engineer’, ’registered engineer’ or ’licensed engineer’", also "accountant, accounting, accountancy, auditor or auditing", also "unit-owners association" or "homeowners association". "if it appears from the articles or the certificate of amendment that the business to be carried on by the corporation is subject to supervision by the Commissioner of Insurance or by the Commissioner of Financial Institutions, unless the articles or certificate of amendment is approved by the Commissioner who will supervise the business of the corporation".

2. File the correct paperwork with the State’s filing office.

For LLC’s you must file "Articles of Organization".

3. Hold the "Organizational Meeting" and adopt the company’s Operating Agreement (LLC’s).

4. Obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN) for your company and open a company bank account.

5. Get a local business license from the city (or county) where you will be doing business.

6. Submit the LLC's Initial List

This is a form that is due approximately 30 days after forming the Nevada corporation. This form is the equivalent of an "Annual Report". Clients who utilize our service will receive the form and assistance with completing/submitting the form to the Nevada Secretary of State Business Division on request.

Yearly Requirements

  • Annual Report (called the "Annual List & State Business License") is due every year on the company's anniversary date.

FAQ's

Should I incorporate or form an LLC?

Please read our "Which Entity to Choose" page that gives you a great overview of the various business entities and can help you decide. 

How much does it cost?

Click here to view current state fees by selecting "Nevada" and they type of entity you wish to form. 

How long will it take?

Visit our order form to see how long it is currently taking the Nevada filings department to process new filings. 

What about Delaware, Wyoming or Nevada (or a New Mexico LLC)?

Many of our clients choose to incorporate or form their LLC outside of the state where they live for various reason. Visit this page on choosing a state to see the various reasons and options. 

MyNewCompany.com can assist you will all the steps above. We can incorporate your company in any State for much less than an attorney and less than our competitors. Since 2001, we’ve formed thousands of corporations and LLC’s for our clients. Our service includes:
  • Checking your company name for availability.
  • Preparing and filing the formation paperwork with the appropriate State filing office.
  • Preparing your "Organizational Meeting minutes" and Bylaws or Operating Agreement "ready for signature" with step-by-step instructions.
  • We can help you obtain your FEIN by preparing the appropriate form (allowing your to obtain your FEIN instantly over the phone once your filing is complete).
  • A Startup Checklist for Nevada that includes the remaining steps to properly setup your company with links to all the government agencies in your State. (NOTE: Click here for our basic startup checklist for any State.)
  • Our partner, Business Licenses, LLC can assist you with finding, filling and submitting the necessary forms to get your local business license online. Click here to submit your business license online (after you’ve completed steps 1-4 above).