This webpage has been created to summarize the registration procedure for domestic and foreign corporations in Nevada. The tutorial below contains links to our more in-depth instructions and we encourage you to review them thoroughly to get a full understanding of what to expect in the stages to come. Representatives of domestic profit corporations will have the luxury of submitting their registration documents through an online filing system. The remaining entity types can be filed by completing a PDF application and forwarding it to the Secretary of State’s office with the filing fee attached. Registration fees for stock corporations are $75 + additional fees based on the total number of authorized shares. Non-stock entities on the other hand need only supply $50.

How to File

Step 1- Each entity in Nevada must operate under a unique business name that is distinguishable from that of all other entities registered with the Secretary of State. For this reason, we recommend that a Business Entity Search be performed prior to registration to ensure that the desired name hasn’t already been taken by another entity. Furthermore, it is possible to reserve a business name for 90 days by filing a Name Reservation application ($25).

Step 2- The actual filing process begins by either logging in with your online account or by downloading the appropriate PDF application. Click on the link below that correlates with your business type to learn more about the exact filing requirements.

Step 3- Once the requisite information has been supplied online or to a PDF application, you will be able to submit your registration to the Secretary of State with the necessary filing fee. Online registration is completed upon payment of the filing fee by credit card. Each PDF application must be accompanied by a check or money order made out to the Secretary of State, or if paying by credit card, the E-Payment Checklist. The filing fees for stock corporations in Nevada are $75 + additional fees based on the total number of authorized shares while non-stock entities need only pay $50. For applications filed by mail, gather all items and forward them to the address below.

Secretary of State

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Tips

EIN– For newly formed corporations, it is required that an Employer Identification Number be obtained as soon as acceptance of formation has been received from the Secretary of State. The IRS issues this unique identifier to each employer in the United States that pays withheld taxes on their employees. After an EIN has been obtained, your business will be eligible to hire employees, register for bank accounts, apply for loans, and otherwise commit to any variety of financial transactions. A tutorial on the application process can be found linked in the heading of this paragraph. Within this tutorial, you will find instructions on the Online and paper filing procedures.

Corporate Bylaws– We here at Start a Business have provided a corporate bylaws template for business representatives that would like help organizing the internal structure of their corporation. This document can be used to standardize the rules and regulations that the managing members must operate under. Once implemented, all relevant parties will have a clear understanding of the relationship between the company officials and the entity itself. There is no legal obligation to draft an agreement, though many businesses choose to operate under the provisions stated within its contents. A free template can be found linked in the heading of this paragraph, available in MS Word and PDF Formats.

Renewal– Each corporation in Nevada will be required to submit an annual report with the Secretary of State in order to remain in good standing. This process will allow corporate representatives to notify the state with any structural changes that may have occurred to their business in the previous year. With the use of an account, filers will be able to submit their reports online. It is also possible to renew through the mail by sending a letter to the Secretary of State containing the information specified in 78.150 or  80.110 (depending on the entity type). Regardless of how you choose to renew, a filing fee will be required. Stock corporations must pay $150 + additional fees based on the total number of authorized shares while non-profit corporations need only pay $50.

Secretary of State

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

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