There are three ways to incorporate your business in Nebraska:

  1. Hire a lawyer to do the job for you (the most expensive option)
  2. Walk in to the Secretary of State office and do it by yourself
  3. Use a professional incorporation company, like Active Filings.

Nebraska Articles of Incorporation Requirements

The Articles of Incorporation is the formation document you file with the Nebraska Secretary of State to register your corporation with the state (LLCs file Articles of Organization). In Nebraska, you can file Articles of Incorporation by mail, fax or in person (it will take the SOS 5 to 7 days to process your filing). If you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business, we are authorized to file online with the state, and we’ll form your LLC or corporation in 1 business day.

To complete your Nebraska Articles of Incorporation, you’ll need to include the following information:

Company Name The name must be distinguishable from that of any corporation authorized to transact business in the state; a reserved or registered name; the fictitious name of a foreign corporation; any assumed business name, limited partnership, limited liability company, trademark, or service mark. The name must contain word “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, “limited”, or an abbreviation of such words or words or abbreviations.
Company Purpose List the reason for forming the corporation or the business/activity which the corporation will engage in.
Authorized Shares List the number of shares of corporate stock you are currently authorizing. Technically, this is when you “create” your stock (more can always be authorized later), and that stock will be issued to your shareholders at your first shareholder meeting.
Registered Agent Information In Nebraska, a registered agent (also known as a resident agent) is an individual or business that serves as your company’s official point of contact for lawsuits and legal notices. As part of Active Filings’ incorporation service, we include a year of registered agent service when you hire us to incorporate your business in Nebraska.
Names and Addresses of the Incorporators The incorporator is the person or company authorized to form the corporation. For example, if you hired us, we would list ourselves as the incorporator. The incorporator does not have any stake in or claim to the corporation being formed.

Director Information

Minimum Number One or more
Residence Requirements No provision
Age Requirements None
Articles of Incorporation Directors are not required to be listed

Officer Information

Articles of Incorporation Officers are not required to be listed

Stock Information

An increase in the amount of authorized capital stock may cause an increase in the initial filing fee.

Yearly Requirements

All corporations must file biennial occupation tax reports in even number years, and all limited liability companies must file biennial reports in odd number years. The report is mailed to the registered agent on record as of Jan. 1 of the reporting year. The corporate occupation tax report is due March 1 and delinquent April 15 of the reporting year. The limited liability company biennial report is due April 1 and delinquent June 2 of the reporting year.

Failure to pay the tax or fee and submit the report as required by law will result in administrative dissolution. Should the corporation wish to continue business, it must reinstate by filing an application for reinstatement and pay all delinquent occupation taxes with interest, plus a $30.00 application fee. A limited liability company must pay all delinquent fees, plus a $115.00 application fee, to reinstate.

Licensing Requirements
Depending on the nature of your business, there will be other local, state and federal agencies that you will need to contact in connection with starting your business.

NE Taxes

Any corporation or other entity taxed as a corporation under the Internal Revenue Code, whether foreign, domestic, or domesticated, shall be subject to the Nebraska income tax; provided such corporate entity is not exempt under the provisions of Public Law 86-272 (15 U.S.C.A. 381-384, 1959), is not a financial institution, and has part of its federal taxable income derived from sources within Nebraska (Neb.Rev.Stat. Sections 77-2734.02, 77-2734.04, and 77-3801).

Taxes in Nebraska start at 2.56% to 6.85% depending on the net income of the business.

For more information on taxes, visit http://www.revenue.nebraska.gov/

When you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business in Nebraska, you’ll receive everything you need to track and maintain your company, this includes:

  • Free expedited service
  • One year of registered agent service
  • An online account where you can add additional services, track orders, maintenance requirements and digital notifications.

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