Welcome to the Start a Business guide to limited liability company registration in Nevada. The information found on this webpage should serve as an overview of the filing process, with more in-depth guides linked throughout this tutorial. The Secretary of State has designed an online portal in which applications for standard domestic LLCs can be submitted. The remaining business filings must be sent by mail using the PDFs we’ve provided. A $75 filing fee will need to be paid in order for your registration to be successfully approved. Scroll down to the tutorial below to get a better understanding of what to expect going forward.

How to File

Step 1- Each entity in the state must operate under a unique name that is distinguishable from that of any other business on file with the Secretary of State. For this reason, we recommend that filers perform a Business Entity Search prior to registration to make sure that their name is available for use. It is also possible to reserve a name if additional time is required to prepare for registration. For $25, the rights to a name can be secured for a period of 90 days.

Step 2- The next step will be to submit the requisite filing information. Online filers must first create an account with the Secretary of State to access the filing portal. Individuals filing through the mail will need to download the appropriate PDF application. Click on the link below that is assosiated with your business type to learn more about the exact filing requirements.

Step 3- After the requisite information has been submitted online, you will be required to provide payment for the $75 filing fee by credit card and, once accepted, this filing process will be completed. Those filing through the mail will need to attach this fee to their documents and forward all items to the address below. Checks and money orders must be made out to the Secretary of State and credit card payments will be done with the E-Payment Checklist.

Secretary of State

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

Tips

EIN– Newly formed limited liability companies will be required to obtain an Employer Identification number if they plan on hiring employees. The Internal Revenue Service uses this number to keep track of all tax-withholding entities in the United States. Without an EIN, your business transactions will be limited and even some of the most rudimentary tasks will be unavailable to you. A tutorial on the application procedure can be found linked in the heading of this paragraph. Within its contents, you will find detailed instructions on both the Online and paper methods of applications accepted by the IRS.

Operating Agreement– Drafting an operating agreement when forming a new limited liability company is an advisable measure to take when attempting to strengthen the organizational structure of a business. This document will be used to define the various rules and regulations of your entity. There is no legal obligation to draft an operating agreement and you needn’t file one with the Secretary of State. You should instead have each relevant party read the provisions contained within its contents and sign to signify their compliance with its terms and conditions. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to access our agreement template, available for download in MS Word and PDF formats.

Renewal– Each limited liability company in Nevada will be required to submit an annual report to the Secretary of State in order to remain in good standing. Through this process, business representatives will be able to notify the state of any changes that may have transpired over the past year. Filers will be able to submit their renewals online, though an account must be created first to access this feature. It is also possible to send a report through the mail by forwarding a letter to the address below that contains the information listed in 86.263 of the Nevada Revised Statutes and Administrative Codes. A $150 filing fee will be required regardless of how you choose to file.

Secretary of State

202 North Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada 89701

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