Step 1: Check Name Availability
Choose three corporate names in order of preference and we will check availability.
Step 2: Prepare or Upload your Articles
Our online form will walk you through all required information.
Step 3: Specify Service Level and Service Options
Select the appropriate filing package or choose from the a la carte options.
Routine: 7-10 business days
Rush: 24 hours
Your filing is now on its way.
If we receive your Nevada Articles of Incorporation by 3 p.m. PST M-F, your corporation will be submitted and could be active the same day. This means your company will be given the submission date as your file date. If you mail the document to the state, like many filing services do, it will take several weeks longer for proof of filing.
Your Post-Filing Responsibilities
- File a Statement of Information: After the Articles of Incorporation are filed, the Secretary of State requires that you file a Statement of Information.
- Employer Identification Number: If you would like, we can obtain your EIN for your new company. Add it to your order and we will obtain the EIN within 24-48 hours.
- Nevada Corporate Kit: Our Kits include a custom binder, seal embosser, bylaws and meeting minutes, 20 Stock certificates, and more. You can order you kit at the time of filing or if you prefer, you can place the order individually at our Corporate Kit order page.
Add these optional services to your order at the time of filing:
- Certificate of Good Standing: You may need additional copies if you are going to qualify or register in other states. Most certificates are good for 90 days.
- Additional Certified Copy of Articles: You may need this in the future for banks, loans, or professional licensing requirements.
The SunDoc Filings Advantage
- We have filed thousands of documents since 1999
- All filings received by 3 p.m. PST are submitted same day
- Most filing companies mail in your filings
Estimated Nevada State Disbursements
$75 filing fee for corporate Articles of Incorporation.
There is an additional fee of $50 for expedited service.
Nevada Corporate Formation Guidelines
A name appearing to be that of a natural person and containing a given name or initials must not be used as a corporate name except with an additional word or words such as “Incorporated,” “Limited,” “Inc.,” “Ltd.,” “Company,” “Co.,” “Corporation,” “Corp.,” or other word which identifies it as not being a natural person. The name proposed for a corporation must be distinguishable on the records of the Secretary of State from the names of all other artificial persons formed, organized, registered or qualified that are on file and that are reserved in the office of the Secretary of State, unless the written, acknowledged consent of the holder of the name on file, or reserved name, to use the same name, or the requested similar name, accompanies the articles of incorporation. A corporate name found to be available may be reserved with the Secretary of State for a 90 day period for a filing fee of $25.
It is acceptable to state, either alone or with a specific purpose clause, “The purposes for which the corporation is organized shall be to transact any and all lawful business for which corporations may be incorporated pursuant to the provisions of the Title 7, Chapter 78 of the Nevada Revised Statutes.”
AUTHORIZED SHARES AND MINIMUM PAID IN CAPITAL
The maximum number of authorized shares for the minimum incorporation fee is $75,000 of par value shares or 75,000 no-par shares. There is no minimum amount of paid in capital required to commence business.
Preemptive rights are denied in absence of a specific grant.
RESIDENT AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE
The corporation must maintain a resident agent and office to receive service of process in Nevada.
The minimum number of directors is one (1).
LIMITATION OF DIRECTORS’ AND OFFICERS’ PERSONAL LIABILITY
The Articles of Incorporation may contain, within the limitations prescribed by Title 7, Chapter 78 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, a provision eliminating or limiting the personal liability of a director or officer to the corporation or its stockholders for monetary damages for the breach of fiduciary duty as a director.
Minimum number of incorporators is one (1) (a natural person) and there is no requirement that the incorporator be a resident of Nevada.
Submit to the Secretary of State one (1) executed Articles of Incorporation. Note: The registered agent must complete and sign the certificate of acceptance at bottom of form or attach a separate signed certificate of acceptance. The Secretary of State keeps the original filing and returns one file stamped copy of the articles.
STATE DISBURSEMENTS AND FEES
$30 certification fee for Articles of Incorporation (statute requires corporations to receive at least one certified copy to be kept in the office of the registered agent). Fee (minimum of $75) for filing Articles of Incorporation based on number of authorized shares (see below).
$125 filing fee for the Initial List of Officers, Directors and Registered Agent. Must be filed on or before the last day of the first month after the filing of Articles of Incorporation, and annually thereafter.
AUTHORIZED SHARES FEE
Not exceeding 75,000 - $75
Exceeding 75,000, but not exceeding 200,000 - $175
Exceeding 200,001, but not exceeding 500,000 - $275
Exceeding 500,001, but not exceeding 1,000,000 - $375
Exceeding 1,000,000-$375, for first $1,000,000 and $275, for each
additional $500,000 or fraction thereof – with a maximum fee of $35,000
For the purpose of computing the filing fee, the value (capital) represented by the total number of
shares authorized in the Articles of Incorporation is determined by computing the:
A. total authorized shares multiplied by their par value or
B. total authorized shares without par value multiplied by $1.00 or
C. the sum of (a) and (b) above, if both par and no par shares.
**Filing fees are calculated on a minimum par value of one-tenth of a cent (.001),
regardless if the stated par value is less.
Expedited Service is available: 2-hour service or 1 hour service
Nevada Corporate Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose SunDoc Filings?
SunDoc Filings can help you form a Nevada corporation with the Secretary of State on an expedited basis. To form a corporation or a subchapter S corporation, you must file the Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State. SunDoc Filings has been forming corporations since 1999 and knows the state’s requirements to handle your formation professionally and without delay. Let us make the incorporation process quick and painless for you by preparing and filing the Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State on your behalf.
How do I form a Nevada Corporation?
First, we check corporate name availability with the Secretary of State. Second, we prepare the Articles of Incorporation. Third, before we form the corporation, we check for completeness. Fourth, we file the Articles of Incorporation with the Nevada Secretary of State. Fifth, when the Nevada Secretary of State files the Nevada Articles of Incorporation, we will return the filed document to you.
What are the advantages of forming a Nevada Corporation?
To begin with, there is the protection of the "corporate veil" that provides limited liability to the owners (shareholders). The shareholders are not personally liable for debts and obligations of the corporation. They can personally lose only to the extent of their investments in the Nevada corporation form purchasing stock. Since the Nevada corporation is an independent legal entity, the Nevada corporation has continuous existence. It does not cease to exist simply because one of the shareholders dies or retires. Corporations often have an easier time setting up insurance, retirement funds, profit-sharing, pension, and stock option plans than other business entities.
When you form a corporation, the owners (shareholders) are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation. Ownership in a corporation is more easily transferable than other business entities. Under most circumstances, shares of stock can be sold without restriction to a third party without having to obtain consent from the Nevada corporation itself.
How do I obtain an EIN or Employer Identification number or Tax Payer ID number for my Nevada Corporation?
After we form a Nevada corporation on your behalf, we offer supporting services. We can obtain an employer identification number (an EIN) for your Nevada corporation. An EIN is required to open a bank account, hire employees, and to start business credit for your Nevada corporation. If you purchase our Nevada premium package, EIN obtainment is included for your Nevada corporation.
How do I form a Nevada S Corporation?
It is important to understand that your Nevada S corporation starts as a general stock corporation (C corporation). To obtain or to form an Nevada S corporation, you must file for subchapter S status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Forming an Nevada S corporation simply means the corporation is taxed like a partnership or LLC with a pass through tax structure. Make sure to check with your accountant or the IRS for limitations or read about Nevada C corporations below. By obtaining S corporation status in Nevada, it eliminates double taxation and the corporation generally does not file a tax return. On their tax return, the Nevada S corporation's shareholders include their share of the Corporation's separately stated items of income, deduction, loss, and credit, and their share of non-separately stated income or loss.
What are the advantages of a C Corporation in Nevada?
Generally most people form Nevada C corporations that plan on publicly trading the corporation's stock. Since Nevada S corporations cannot have more than 75 shareholders, choosing to maintain a Nevada C corporation allows for 76 shareholders or more. A C corporation can have multiple classes of stock such as preferred and common shares. A Nevada C corporation will be double taxed since both the corporate entity and the individual owners have to file tax returns. However, a S corporation can only be owned by individuals that are U.S. citizens or registered aliens, issue only one type of stock, and are limited to no more than 75 shareholders.
How do I obtain or prepare corporate bylaws for my Nevada Corporation?
If you purchase our premium package, SunDoc will prepare the initial bylaws (standard language) for your Nevada corporation and include meeting minutes (MS Word format) that you can prepare as needed.
What are the corporate bylaws and why are they so important for my Nevada corporation?
The corporate bylaws serve as a blueprint for your Nevada corporation The bylaws contain the rights, privileges, and powers of the officers, directors, and shareholders. Most Nevada bylaws contain the number of directors and their names. Nevada bylaws also contain the names of the officers for the titles: President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer/Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Another important part of Nevada corporation bylaws is to create "rules" on how the Nevada corporation can open a bank account, take out loans, write checks, enter into contracts, obtain business credit, and issue stock certificates to its shareholders. Most bylaws will reference a list of shareholders in alphabetical order that includes Nevada shareholder's names, addresses, titles held with the corporation, and the amount of shares the shareholder owns in the corporation.
What is an Nevada corporate seal?
After the corporation prepares its bylaws or has SunDoc prepare the bylaws, the corporation will need a corporate seal. A corporate seal is a handheld device that imprints paper with the corporation's name, state of formation, and date the Nevada corporation was formed. Many banks and other lending institutes require corporations to possess and use a corporation seal on business documents or loan papers. All Nevada corporation kits that SunDoc sells contain a handheld corporate seal embosser.
What is a Nevada corporate kit?
The Nevada corporate kit is typically a hardbound binder that contains all of the Nevada corporation's important documents such as the Nevada Articles of Incorporation and bylaws. All the Nevada corporation kits that Sun sells include having the Nevada corporation's name hot stamped (professional imprint of the Nevada corporation's name) on the spine. Most Nevada corporation kits come with a slipcase to keep the binder safe. Some corporate kits are made with a slipcase built in. The choice is yours.
Another important part of an Nevada corporate kit is stock certificates. All of the Nevada corporate kits that Sun sells contain 20 custom stock certificates that include the Nevada corporation's name, the amount of shares, the par value the corporation is authorized to issue, and the title of President and Secretary below the signature lines. If you have already formed your Nevada corporation, you can order a Nevada corporate kit by clicking here. We have a selection of high quality kits that come in array of styles and colors.
Now that you have formed your Nevada corporation, obtained your EIN from the IRS, decided upon whether to elect S corporation status or remain a C corporation, prepared the Nevada bylaws, issued shares of stock, and used your seal embosser, it is time to verify which local city and/or county tax licenses your business will need. The best place to start is your city hall or county recorder's office. Take the time to verify your areas business licensing requirements. For those of you who plan to run your Nevada corporation out of your home, check with your city or county to find out if a work at home permit is required. Once your licensing requirements are met, it is time to start operating your Nevada corporation
Helpful Nevada Business Links
State of Nevada http://nevada.gov/
Nevada Commission on Economic Development http://www.expand2nevada.com
Nevada Cooperative Extension http://www.unce.unr.edu
Nevada Department of Taxation http://tax.state.nv.us
Nevada Dept of Transportation DBE site http://www.nevadadbe.com
Nevada Dept. of Business & Industry http://dirweb.state.nv.us/
Nevada Gaming Control http://gaming.nv.gov/
Nevada Micro Enterprise Initiative http://www.4microbiz.org
Nevada Procurement Outreach Program (POP) http://www.expand2nevada.com/procurement.html
Nevada Safety Consultation & Training (SCATS) http://4safenv.state.nv.us
Nevada Secretary of State http://sos.state.nv.us
Nevada State Contractors Board http://www.nvcontractorsboard.com
State Government Forms http://silversource.state.nv.us
State of Nevada Division of Industrial Relations http://dirweb.state.nv.us/
Nevada Labor Commissioner http://www.laborcommissioner.com/