There are many reasons to form a Nevada LLC. LLCs in Nevada enjoy strong legal protections when it comes to liability, avoid double taxation, are not subject to any franchise taxes, and are generally treated favorably in Nevada business courts.
While some states remain uncertain about the legal status of LLCs, the state of Nevada has been one of the leaders in embracing the entity structure. If you intend to open a small business in Nevada and are looking for a flexible structure that doesn’t have all of the formal burdens of a corporation, then an LLC is the perfect option.
On this page, you’ll learn about the benefits of Nevada LLCs, how to legally form an LLC in accordance to the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS), and the advantages of choosing our local services for your LLC formation, such as our unique Nevada business address.
Nevada Business Address
One big and unique advantage we have over our local competitors is our Nevada business address, which is our physical business address that our clients can use in place of personal addresses anywhere an address is required on LLC business formation documents, including the principle, mailing, members, managers, officers and directors, and business license address areas. This keeps your personal addresses completely off the permanent public records. Unlike our local competitors who only use virtual addresses and charge extra, we include our local and physical Nevada business address for free.
Quick glance at our LLC formation fees:
- A standard $100 filing service fee
- A $35 charge for one year of required registered agent service
Our Nevada business address is included free of charge when you hire us to be your registered agent or form your LLC. Sign up today to start your LLC and get your business started off the right way, the first time around!
On this page:
- Nevada LLC Benefits
- Our Unique Nevada LLC Service Benefits
- How to Form an LLC in Nevada
- Our Nevada LLC Service Options
- Secretary of State Filing Fees for Nevada LLC
Nevada LLC Benefits
- No Double Taxation: If you form a Nevada LLC, you will avoid the double taxation that is usually imposed upon a Nevada corporation, since it is a pass-through entity. A pass-through entity “passes” all of the profits and losses “through” the entity to the owners. Taxes would then be paid on the members personal income tax returns. Which is also a benefit because…
- No Personal Income Tax: There is no personal income tax in Nevada. Which makes the Nevada LLC one of the least-taxed business entities in the country. Most states levy heavy taxes either on a business entity itself or on those who profit from the business. Nevada puts more money in your pocket by eliminating taxes as much as possible.
- Strong Liability Protection Laws: Nevada is a national leader in the realm of liability protection. The NRS are clear that the only remedy available to a creditor is that a court may charge the member’s interest with payment of an unsatisfied debt (known as a Charging Order). The NRS, in fact, specifies that no court may order any other remedy. As well, an LLC member can be held individually liable for the debts or obligations of the Nevada company (unless otherwise stated in the LLCs Articles of Organization or a personal agreement signed by the member).
- Nevada Business Courts: Many entrepreneurs are drawn to Delaware because of Delaware’s Court of Chancery and its longstanding history of business law. However, many don’t realize that Nevada has its own Business Courts which, like the Court of Chancery, hear exclusively business-related cases. Nevada’s caselaw is known for its business-friendly decisions, which generally favor a Nevada corporation or limited liability company. The Nevada Business Courts offer extensive management of cases, the participation of highly knowledgeable judges qualified to interpret the NRS, and a willingness to consider settings for hearings that don’t inhibit business.
- No Info Sharing Agreement with the IRS: Nevada is one of two states that has not signed the Information Sharing Agreement with the Internal Revenue Service. This limits the exposure of your personal information in the public record. Even if Nevada agreed to share information with the IRS, there is no information to share, as the state does not impose any corporate or personal income tax.
- Completely Online Formation & Filing: An LLC can be formed entirely online through the state’s SilverFlume Business Portal. SilverFlume allows not only instantaneous formation, but also instant licensing and online filing of all initial and annual business documents. Nevada has also launched the Digital Operating Agreement system, which allows members to digitally collaborate on the creation and ratification of your operating agreement.
Our Unique Nevada LLC Service Benefits
- Free Nevada Business Address: Unlike most of our local competitors who can only offer a virtual business address, usually at an extra cost, we have our own physical Nevada business address we can list on your formation documents for free instead of any of your personal addresses. This is a huge and often overlooked perk. Not only will our Nevada business address keep your personal addresses safely out of the public eye for anyone to be able to find, but it can give your business credibility, establish permanence, and prevent copious piles of junk mail from being delivered to you for years to come, among many other advantages.
- Expedited Service: We will process your filing on the day we receive it. We are the fastest incorporation service in the state. We have plenty of experience with the Nevada Secretary of State, and will make sure you are taken care of.
- Reminders: Whether you choose to use us for your business formation or registered agent needs, we will be sure to communicate with you well in advance on upcoming documents due, and keep you in the loop on the latest status of your important documents.
- Free Business Forms & Templates: We have quite the arsenal of business forms and templates that your LLC could ever need. We will customize them for you, as well. Our competitors can charge extra for business documents down the road, but we prefer to be transparent, and we’ll give you access to ours anytime at no extra cost.
- Secure Online Account: We’ll provide you with your own secure online client account that you can log into at any time. This account serves as your main document portal to keep you totally organized, making your already-hectic life much more manageable.
- Lifetime Customer Service: Whether it’s the early stages of your business ownership or 10 years down the road, it doesn’t matter. As long as you are our client, we can help you with any state forms or certificates, or answer any questions related to Nevada business filings. We’ve been in the business formation game a long time, and enjoy helping our clients get exactly what they need to be successful.
- Access to Additional Services: We offer optional services for your LLC that you can add inside your secure online client account. For example, if you’d like to register a Fictitious Firm Name (also known as a trade name or DBA), sign up for our Trade Name Service. For $125 plus your county’s filing fee, we’ll take care of registering a DBA for you.
I rarely write reviews but could not pass on the opportunity to publicly applaud the amazing service I received working with Nevada Registered Agent Service. Lacey was AMAZING!! The responsiveness, knowledge, thoroughness and just such a nice person to work with. I also spoke with a number of other employees and they were equally kind and easy to work with. Hats off to NRAS for having such an incredible team of people. Would absolutely work with this company again in a nanosecond! –Marilyn B., Google Review
Can I Form a Nevada LLC If I Live in Another State or Country?
Yes. There is no requirement in the NRS that you live in the state in order to form a Nevada LLC (or a Nevada corporation). In fact, even as a foreign, out-of-state entrepreneur, you can form one entirely online. The only in-state requirement that you must fulfill is the appointment of a Nevada registered agent with a registered office within the state.
Our Nevada Business Address for Nonresidents
As a nonresident of Nevada, our Nevada business address we offer our clients will come in handy for you. Our Nevada business address is more than just a virtual address that our competitors sell you separately—it’s a local, physical business address that you can use anywhere on your business formation documents. Our Nevada business address is included free in our business formation services.
The benefits of an LLC for out-of-state residents are:
- No Nevada State Taxes
The state of Nevada does not levy any corporate taxes, franchise taxes, or personal income taxes.
- Do Everything Online
The Nevada Secretary of State has made it incredibly easy to form and manage your Nevada company online by streamlining all business filings online through the SilverFlume Business Portal.
- Favorable Business Laws
Entrepreneurs benefit from strong business laws written in a state that values liability protection, privacy and clear legal limits on creditors.
How to Form an LLC in Nevada
Nevada LLC formation is a four-stage process governed by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). Nevada Registered Agent LLC offers an LLC formation service that gives you additional invaluable benefits, such as a Nevada business address to maintain your privacy, and initial LLC maintenance filing service to help you in the early stages. Sign up with us today to start your LLC!
- Nevada LLC Formation Filing
- Initial Nevada LLC Maintenance
- Ongoing Nevada LLC Maintenance – Annual Reporting
1. LLC Pre-Formation
Before you do any filings, you will need to:
- Select an LLC name for your company
- Write an Operating Agreement
- Choose a Nevada registered agent (that’s us!)
The LLC name must adhere to the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). You cannot use an LLC name already registered to another company in Nevada.
An Operating Agreement is a document which governs the ownership and operation of your LLC. In your Operating Agreement, you will lay out the initial members of your company (your owners), as well as their ownership percentage, rights, and responsibilities. You must also determine how your LLC will be managed, either by your members (member-managed) or by an appointed manager (manager-managed).
Finally, you are legally required to designate a registered agent to accept legal documents on behalf of your business. You should choose a registered agent now so that you are prepared to appoint your agent on the proper filing.
Why Hire Nevada Registered Agent LLC?
- Privacy: When we form your LLC, we can use our Nevada business address anywhere on your Articles of Organization and keep all of your private addresses totally off the public record. Using our Nevada business address will save your personal address from being in the public eye, and save you from neverending junk mail for years to come.
- Expertise: Nevada business filings are confusing. Very confusing. We can handle every aspect of your formation and initial maintenance and ensure that you don’t miss a single step.
- Compliance Monitoring: There are multiple ongoing maintenance requirements in Nevada. We track all of them and update you regularly so that you never lose your good standing with the state.
At Nevada Registered Agent LLC, we’re a small and local company that focuses only on registered agent services and business formation. We have plenty of experience and knowledge to get your business exactly where it needs to be, and offer some great advantages over our competitors. Hire us to start your LLC today!’
2. Nevada LLC Formation Filing
To form a Nevada LLC, you will need to file Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State. This officially creates your limited liability company. The Secretary of State charges a $75 filing fee.
Your Nevada registered agent is appointed on your Articles of Organization.
When you hire Nevada Registered Agent to form your LLC, our fees look like this:
- $100 Service Fee
- $35 for 1 Year of Nevada Registered Agent Service
- $75 Secretary of State Filing Fee
- $11 state credit card processing fee
We won’t charge you fees for things our competitors do, such as business forms, state templates, or a business address. In fact, our Nevada business address is a local, physical address instead of what our competitors offer, which is just a virtual business address, usually at an extra cost.
3. Initial Nevada LLC Maintenance
Initial List Filing
Nevada requires a newly formed LLC to file an Initial List of Members or Managers. This is a document that lists the names and addresses of your initial members or, if your LLC is manager-managed, the names and addresses of your initial managers.
There is a $150 filing fee for the Initial List of Members or Managers charged by the Secretary of State, and a $200 Nevada Registration License (also known as a Nevada Business License). The fee for both totals $350, which pushes the total state LLC formation fees up to $425 total (including the filing fee for the Articles of Organization). You have 30 days in which to file the Initial List. Late filings will be charged an additional $100.
LLCs are required to file the Initial List and the Business Registration (or Business License) application at the same time.
- $350 – Initial List Filing Fee and Business Registration Fee (Business License Fee)
Nevada Registered Agent LLC automatically handles these filings as part of every LLC formation package. Our knowledgeable filing staff are the quickest in Nevada, and know how to get your company up and running right away, the first time out. We maintain your privacy year after year, since you can use our Nevada business address indefinitely, letting you remain worry-free on any privacy concerns and able to focus on the right things.
Federal EIN Filing
An Employer Identification Number (EIN) may also be called a Tax ID, and although it’s not required by the State of Nevada, your Nevada LLC will need an EIN to do things like open a business bank account and file federal taxes. If you already have a US Social Security Number, your LLC is eligible to file for an EIN online, which generally means your company will be assigned a new EIN on the same day. If none of your LLC’s members have an SSN, your LLC will need to complete the paper application, which is more involved and may take months to be processed. Either way, you can personally apply for your Nevada LLC’s EIN at no cost directly with the IRS, or choose to have us apply for your EIN when you hire us to form your new company. You’ll find the Federal EIN filing listed on the sign up form listed under “optional items.”
- $0 Online EIN Application with IRS (with SSN)
- $0 Paper EIN Application with IRS (no SSN)
- $50 Our Filing Fee to Complete Online EIN Application (with SSN)
- $200 Our Filing Fee to Complete Paper EIN Application (no SSN)
Federal BOI Report Filing
The Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) report is a federal filing required from most US businesses as part of the Corporate Transparency Act to prevent and combat money laundering and other financial crimes. As of January 1, 2024, Nevada LLCs must file a BOI Report to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). The report requires businesses to disclose who owns and is benefiting from each business in a effort to make it more difficult for criminal businesses to hide behind “shell companies.”
Businesses formed on or after January 1, 2024 must file the no-cost report to FinCEN online within 30 days of company formation, but businesses formed prior to 2024 may file anytime in 2024.
Company information required includes: the business’s registered name, any trade or DBA names, current address, formation jurisdiction, and tax ID or EIN.
Individual information required of beneficial owners and company applicants from all reporting businesses includes: each individual’s full name, date of birth, residential address, and copy of an approved identifying document with a unique ID number (e.g. passport or US driver’s license).
- Beneficial owner: anyone who controls the company directly or indirectly. This includes those who own at least 25% of the company and people in decision-making positions like CEOs or board members.
- Company applicant: the person who filed to form or register the company, and if different, the person who directed the filing to be made. Only required of businesses formed in or after 2024.
BOI reports are securely collected and stored by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and are not available to the public.
4. Ongoing Nevada LLC Maintenance – Annual Reporting
After you form your LLC and file your Initial List, you will be required to submit an annual List of Members or Managers and pay an annual Business Registration Fee (to maintain your business license).
- Annual List of Members or Managers: $150
- Annual Business Registration Fee: $200
As your registered agent, we will update you about all ongoing maintenance and compliance requirements.
Ongoing Fees: $350
Does a Nevada LLC Need an Operating Agreement?
The NRS does not require a Nevada LLC to write and adopt an operating agreement, but it is a good idea to do so. An operating agreement addresses your LLC’s ownership and management, clarifies administrative roles, sets a clear path for how membership can change hands, and lays out a plan for solving disagreements within the company. A Nevada company without an operating agreement may also find itself on the short end of legal disputes. For example, disputes over ownership percentages would normally be informed by the operating agreement, but without one a judge will be left with determining who owns what entirely on their own.
As your Nevada registered agent, we can help you with your operating agreement.
Why Hire Nevada Registered Agent LLC?
Every business entity in the state is required to appoint a Nevada registered agent. There are plenty of options available to your Nevada company, but none as experienced and with as many advantages as Nevada Registered Agent LLC.
We are a small, dedicated local Nevada company. We own our own buildings, giving us the unique ability to offer you a Nevada business address to remain private. We handle nothing but Nevada incorporation and registered agent services. Our filers spend each and every day forming Nevada LLCs and monitoring our clients’ compliance.
Let’s be straight. Nevada is a complicated state to form an LLC in. There are numerous filings and fees, and it is not always clear exactly what documents need to be filed and when. Many, many business owners get off to a poor start by missing important filings. That’s why we’re here to help. Our filing guides know every nook and cranny of the system. We know how to get your company up and running right away, the first time out, with the highest level of privacy possible.
We look forward to becoming your Nevada registered agent and are here for your business formation needs!
Our Nevada LLC Service Options
Formation & Initial Maintenance
Formation, Initial Maintenance & Annual Compliance
|$425 Secretary of State Fees||$425 Secretary of State Fees|
|$11 state credit card processing fee||$11 state credit card processing fee|
|$35 One Year Registered Agent Service||$35 One Year Registered Agent Service|
|$459 Annual Report Compliance*
(charged at time of renewal)
*Annual Report Compliance includes state fees ($150 annual report fee, $200 business renewal fee, and 2.5% credit card processing fee), plus our $100 fee.
Our Nevada business address is included free of charge when you hire us to be your registered agent or form your LLC.
You must also appoint a Nevada registered agent to accept service of process on behalf of your company. We offer this service for only $35 a year.
Below are the Secretary of State’s required documents and filing fees to form a Nevada LLC:
|Articles of Organization||$75|
|Initial List of Members/Managers||$150|
|Nevada Business Registration||$200|
Visit our Nevada LLC page to learn more details about LLCs and the required ongoing maintenance.
When you’re ready to get your LLC formed, head over to our Incorporation Service Sign Up page!