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

Starting Business in NevadaAre you thinking about starting your own business in Nevada? 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 Nevada. 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 Nevada.

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

How to Start an LLC in Nevada

Agency ResponsibleNevada Secretary of State – Commercial Recordings Division
Form(s) to be filledArticles of Organization
ModeMail, in-person, fax or Online
Name ReservationOptional, Fee $25 (Mail)
Filing Fee$50
TimeBy mail: 1 week, Online: Instant
LawNV Rev Stat § 86.022 (2017)


Summary:

  1. Search for business name availability
  2. File for Business name reservation (Optional)
  3. Select a Registered Agent
  4. Fill Articles 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 Annual Report

How to Start a Corporation in Nevada

Agency ResponsibleNevada Secretary of State – Commercial Recordings Division
Form(s) to be filledArticles of Incorporation
ModeMail, in-person, fax or Online
Name ReservationOptional, Fee $25 (Mail)
Filing Fee$75 + $125 officers fee (Option to expedite available)
TimeBy mail: 1 week, Online: Instant
LawNV Rev Stat § 574.010 (2011)

Summary:

  1. Search for a Business Name
  2. File for Business Name Reservation (Optional)
  3. Select Registered Agent
  4. Fill Articles of Incorporation form (Form NRS 78)
  5. Create Bylaws
  6. Get an EIN Number
  7. Obtain Tax ID number
  8. Get necessary business license
  9. File Annual Report



References:
https://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-086.html
http://paralegal-plus.com/print/nevada-incorporation-code.pdf
Last fact-checked on 25/07/2018

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