Nevada LLC Formation

To start a limited liability company (LLC) in Nevada, you must file Articles of Organization with the Nevada Secretary of State.

In this guide, we’ll show you:

Keep reading to learn everything you need to know to form an LLC in accordance to the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS).

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Nevada LLC Benefits

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. Here’s why:

  1. 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…
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

How to Form an LLC in Nevada

Nevada LLC formation is a four-stage process governed by the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). Here’s everything you need to know:

  1. Pre-Formation
  2. Nevada LLC Formation Filing
  3. Initial Nevada LLC Maintenance
  4. 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 Nevada 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.

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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.

Seems simple enough, but the process is a bit more complicated. We go over this below, but here’s what your total cost will look like when it comes to state fees:

Secretary of State Filing Fees for Nevada LLC

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
Credit Card Processing Fee $11
TOTAL $436

3. Initial Nevada LLC Maintenance

Filing your Articles of Organization officially establishes your business as a legal entity in the state. However, you will need to take a few more steps to make sure your company is compliant with all legal requirements, both within the state of Nevada and federally.

Initial List Filing & Registration License

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. You must also obtain a Nevada Registration License (also known as a Nevada Business License).

  • Initial List of Members or Managers: $150
  • Nevada Registration License: $200

LLCs are required to file the Initial List and the Business Registration (or Business License) application at the same time. 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.

Initial Fees: $350

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 company 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, you can get an EIN online through the IRS, which generally means your company will be assigned a new EIN that 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.

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 (90 days if formed anytime in 2024), 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.

You might not have a choice about whether to file a BOI report, but you do have a choice about whether you file it yourself! We can take care of your BOI filing for you for a low price of $25.

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 so you never miss a payment with the state.

Ongoing Fees: $350

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Why Hire A Registered Agent to Form Your LLC?

We’re a small and local company that focuses on registered agent services and business formation in Nevada. 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.

  1. 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 never-ending junk mail for years to come.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Nevada Business Presence: We give you all the tools to start building your online business persona today. That includes a web domain, website, SSL, business email address, and a Nevada phone number and service that can forward texts and calls to your own device. No additional upfront cost, your data never sold, and you can cancel at any time. Everything secure and a great way to maintain that separation between your business and your personal life.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.

Plus, we offer:

Business Address Free Forms Honest Pricing

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.

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.

Free Forms

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.

  • Operating agreement
  • Membership certificates
  • Initial resolutions
  • State forms
  • & more!

Honest Pricing

Don’t get lured in by companies that offer “free” business formation—you’ll end up paying hundreds or even thousands of dollars over the lifespan of your business. Not with us. When you hire Nevada Registered Agent to form your LLC, our fees look like this:

  • $100 – Service Fee
  • $35 – Nevada Registered Agent Service
  • $75 – Secretary of State Filing Fee
  • $350 – Initial Formation Fees
  • $11 – State Credit Card Processing Fee

Unlike our competitors, we don’t charge you for things like business forms, state templates, or a business address. In fact, our Nevada business address is a local, physical address—NOT just a virtual business address that comes at an extra cost.

Our Nevada LLC Service Options

Option 1:

Formation & Initial Maintenance

Option 2:

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)

Total: $571

Total: $571
($459 due at renewal time)

*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.

Nevada LLC FAQs

Does a Nevada LLC need an Operating Agreement?

Can I form a Nevada LLC if I live in another state or country?

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.

When we form your business, we’ll provide you with an operating agreement template for free.

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.

Go Local with Nevada Registered Agent LLC

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. 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.