There are three ways to incorporate your business in Nevada:

  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.

Why Incorporate in Nevada?

  • No Corporate Income Tax
  • No Taxes on Corporate Shares
  • No Franchise Tax
  • No Personal Income Tax
  • No I.R.S. Information Sharing Agreement
  • Nominal Annual Fees
  • Minimal Reporting and Disclosure Requirements
  • Stockholders are not Public Record
  • No residence requirements
  • Directors need not be Stockholders
  • Officers and directors are not liable for the affairs of the corporation
  • Nevada corporations may purchase, hold, sell or transfer shares of its own stock.
  • Nevada corporations may issue stock for capital, services, personal property, or real estate, including leases and options. The directors may determine the value of any of these transactions, and their decision is final.

NV Articles of Incorporation Requirements

The Articles of Incorporation is the formation document you file with the Nevada Secretary of State to register your corporation with the state (LLCs file Articles of Organization). In Nevada, you can file Articles of Incorporation by mail, fax or in person (online filings are processed immediately by the SOS). 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 Nevada Articles of Incorporation, you’ll need to include the following information:

Company Name List the company name. The name of the corporation may not contain language implying a different purpose from the purpose or purposes in articles of incorporation. The name shall not be the same as or similar to the name of any domestic or foreign profit or nonprofit corporation, trade name, trademark or service mark registered in this state, limited liability company, statutory trust company or limited partnership or other business entity.
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 Nevada, 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 Nevada.
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.

When you hire Active Filings to incorporate your business in Nevada, 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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