How to Form an LLC in Nevada

Nevada Secretary of State—Business Center
204 North Carson Street—Suite 4
Carson City, NV 89701-4520

775.684.5708 telephone
775.685.7138 facsimile

Statutory Authority: Limited Liability Companies — Nev. Rev. Stat. § 7-86 (2010)

Nevada LLC General Filing Instructions

1. Confirm availability of company name and reserve if necessary.
2. Complete the “Articles of Organization.”
3. Complete the “Customer Order Instructions.” Select the processing service level, document return method, and your FedEx account number if express return service is desired.
4. Complete “ePayment Checklist” if paying by credit card.
5. Submit the completed documents, a photocopy of each, and filing fees to the Nevada Secretary of State.

Nevada Articles of Organization

The following information is legally necessary and sufficient to form a limited liability company in Nevada:

1. Company Name
2. Registered agent name and address
3. Dissolution date (optional)
4. Management type (manager or member managed)
5. Name and address of each manager or managing member
6. Effective date and time (optional)
7. Organizer name, address, and signature
8. Registered agent signature and date

Nevada LLC Fee Schedule

Name Reservation Request: $25.00
Articles of Organization: $75.00
Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company: $75.00
Expedited Service: $125.00—24 hours, $500.00—2 hours, $1000.00—1 hour
Certified Copy: $30.00
Initial List: $125.00
Business License: $200.00
Annual List: $125.00
Articles of Dissolution: $100.00

Company Name

Your company name must end with a limited liability company designator. In Nevada the specific limited liability company designators are: “Limited Liability Company” “Limited Company” “L.L.C.” “LLC” “L.C.” “LC”

Conduct an entity name search on the Nevada Secretary of State website to confirm the availability of your company name.

If the name you want is available you can reserve it for 90 days by filing a “Name Reservation Request” and paying a name reservation fee of $25.00. NOTE: Reserving your company name is optional.

Registered Agent

The registered agent maintains a physical presence in the state to accept service of process, annual report notices, and other communications directed to the company and to forward the same to the company to which the service, notice, or communication is directed.

Nevada requires that every business entity have and maintain a registered agent in the state. The registered agent may be either a Nevada resident or active Nevada business entity that has a Nevada street address and consents to accept legal papers on your company’s behalf. Post office boxes and commercial personal mailboxes are not acceptable.

NOTE: Your company should not serve as its own registered agent. You can, however, personally serve as registered agent provided you are a Nevada resident and have a Nevada street address.

Optional Provisions

The state provided forms ask for and specify what is legally sufficient and necessary to form a Nevada limited liability company. Nevertheless, Nevada permits you to add other provisions to your Articles of Organization as an attachment.

The most common optional provisions are the following:

☐ Management of a limited liability company by designated managers
☐ Appointment of managers by a designated member or group
☐ Indemnification of members
☐ Indemnification of managers
☐ Right to admit new members
☐ Right to continue upon dissolution of dissociation

Post Formation and Ongoing Compliance

1. Draft and adopt an operating agreement.
2. Obtain a federal employer identification number by completing IRS Form SS-4.
3. If electing alternative tax entity filing status complete IRS Form 8832.
4. Open company bank account.
5. Create and maintain company records book.
6. Complete the “Initial List of Managers or Managing Members and Registered Agent and State Business License Application.”
7. File the “Annual List of Managers or Managing Members and Registered Agent and State Business License Application.”

Registering as a Foreign Entity

1. Complete the “Application for Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company.”
2. Submit the completed document, along with the $75.00 filing fee, to the Nevada Secretary of State.

Dissolving a Nevada LLC

1. If your company has not commenced business, complete the “Articles of Dissolution Before Commencement of Business.”
2. If your company has commenced business, you can complete the “Articles of Dissolution.”
3. Submit the appropriate document, along with the attached “Customer Order Instructions” and the filing fee, to the Nevada Secretary of State.

How to Form an LLC in Nevada
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