How to Start a Business in Nebraska (Step by Step Guide)

Starting Business in NebraskaAre you thinking about starting your own business in Nebraska? If so, then you have come to the right place!

On this page, you can find step by step DIY instructions on how to incorporate your business in Nebraska. From selecting the business entity type to forms to be filled, we have covered it all.

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The first step in setting up your business is to select the business structure.

Broadly there are 4 types of business entities that can be registered:

  1. Limited Liability Company (Most Popular)
  2. Corporation
  3. Sole Proprietorship
  4. Partnership

Each business structure differs on the basis of taxation, asset liability and estate planning. We have written a detailed tutorial on how to choose a business entity type for your business here.

Below we have given a broad outline of the steps involved in registering an LLC or Corporation in Nebraska.

Clicking on each step, opens up a detailed guide on how to complete it.

How to Start an LLC in Nebraska

Agency ResponsibleNebraska Secretary of State – Business Services Division
Form(s) to be filledCertificate of Organization
ModeMail, in-person, or Online
Name ReservationOptional, Fee $15 (Mail)
Filing Fee$100 + recording fee ($5/page)
TimeBy mail: 1 week, Online: 2 days
LawNebraska Revised Statutes Chapter 21


Summary:

  1. Search for business name availability on Nebraska SOS website
  2. File for Business name reservation (Optional)
  3. Select a Registered Agent
  4. Fill Certificate of Organization
  5. Prepare an Operating Agreement
  6. Get an EIN Number (IRS Form SS-4)
  7. Obtain Tax ID number
  8. Get necessary business license
  9. File Biennial Report

How to Start a Corporation in Nebraska

Agency ResponsibleNebraska Secretary of State – Business Services Division
Form(s) to be filledArticles of Incorporation
ModeMail, in-person, or Online
Name ReservationOptional, Fee $15 (Mail)
Filing Fee$60 to $100 based on authorized stock + recording fee ($5/page)
TimeBy mail: 1 week, Online: 2 days
LawNebraska Revised Statutes – § 21-2018

Summary:

  1. Search for a Business Name
  2. File for Business Name Reservation (Optional)
  3. Select Registered Agent
  4. Fill Articles of Incorporation form
  5. Create Corporate Bylaws
  6. Get Federal EIN Number
  7. Obtain Tax ID number
  8. Get necessary business license
  9. File Biennial Report



References:
https://law.justia.com/codes/nebraska/2009/Chapter21/Chapter21.html
Last fact-checked on 25/07/2018

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