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Step 1: Check Name Availability
Choose three corporate names in order of preference and we check for 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.
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If we receive your Nebraska Articles of Incorporation by 12 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.
- Nebraska 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 12 p.m. PST are submitted same day
- Most filing companies mail in your filings
Nebraska Corporate Formation Guidelines
The corporate name must contain the word "corporation," "company", “incorporated,” or "limited" or an abbreviation thereof. A corporate name found to be available may be reserved with the Secretary of State for a non renewable 120 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 Nebraska Business Corporation Act.”
AUTHORIZED SHARES AND MINIMUM PAID IN CAPITAL
The maximum number of authorized shares for the minimum incorporation fee is $10,000 of par value shares - shares without value are not authorized by statute. There is no minimum amount of paid in capital required to commence business.
Preemptive rights are qualified grant in absence of a specific limitation or denial.
Cumulative voting is automatically granted.
REGISTERED AGENT AND REGISTERED OFFICE
The corporation must maintain a registered agent and office to receive service of process in Nebraska.
The minimum number of directors is one (1).
Minimum number of incorporators is one (1) (a natural person of the age of majority) and there is no requirement that the incorporator be a resident of Nebraska.
Submit to the Secretary of State an original and a duplicate copy of the Articles of Incorporation. The Secretary of State files the original and returns to the incorporators or their representative the duplicate copy, stamped with the date of filing. Notice of incorporation of a domestic corporation must be published three successive weeks in legal newspaper of general circulation near the registered office of the corporation. Proof of publication must be filed with the Secretary of State.
STATE DISBURSEMENTS AND FEES (Secretary of State)
$5 per page recording fee for Articles of Incorporation Minimum filing fee of $60 (add $50, if expedited service is required) for filing Articles of Incorporation based on the aggregate authorized par value shares at the following rates:
AUTHORIZED NUMBER OF SHARES IN $ RATE
Not exceeding $10,000 - $60
Exceeding $10,000 but not exceeding $25,000 - $100
Exceeding $25,000 but not exceeding $50,000 - $150
Exceeding $50,000 but not exceeding $75,000 - $225
Exceeding $75,000 but not exceeding $100,000 - $300
Exceeding $100,000 $300 plus $3 for each $1,000 in excess of $100,000
$100 is the average cost for publication of Notice of Incorporation
Nebraska Corporate Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose SunDoc Filings?
SunDoc Filings can help you form a Nebraska corporation with the Nebraska Secretary of State on an expedited basis. To form a corporation in Nebraska or form a Nebraska subchapter S corporation, you must file the Nebraska Articles of Incorporation with the Nebraska Secretary of State. SunDoc Filings has been forming Nebraska corporations since 1999 and knows the state’s requirements to handle your formation professionally and without delay. Let us make the Nebraska incorporation process quick and painless for you by preparing and filing the Nebraska Articles of Incorporation with the Nebraska Secretary of State on your behalf.
How do I form a Nebraska Corporation?
First, we check corporate name availability with the Nebraska Secretary of State. Second, we prepare the Nebraska Articles of Incorporation. Third, before we form the Nebraska corporation, we verify that the Articles of Incorporation are free of errors. Fourth, we file the Articles of Incorporation with the Nebraska Secretary of State. Fifth, when the Nebraska Secretary of State files the Nebraska Articles of Incorporation, we will return the filed document to you.
What are the advantages of forming a Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation form purchasing stock. Since the Nebraska corporation is an independent legal entity, the Nebraska 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 an Nebraska corporation, the owners (shareholders) are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the Nebraska corporation. Ownership in an Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation itself.
How do I obtain an EIN or Employer Identification number or Tax Payer ID number for my Nebraska Corporation?
After we form an Nebraska corporation on your behalf, we offer supporting services. We can obtain an employer identification number (an EIN) for your Nebraska corporation. An EIN is required to open a bank account, hire employees, and to start business credit for your Nebraska corporation. If you purchase our Nebraska premium package, EIN obtainment is included for your Nebraska corporation.
How do I form a Nebraska S Corporation?
It is important to understand that your Nebraska S corporation starts as a general stock corporation (C corporation). To obtain or to form an Nebraska S corporation, you must file for subchapter S status with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Forming an Nebraska 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 Nebraska C corporations below. By obtaining S corporation status in Nebraska, it eliminates double taxation and the corporation generally does not file a tax return. On their tax return, the Nebraska S corporation's shareholders include their share of the Nebraska 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 Nebraska?
Generally most people form Nebraska C corporations that plan on publicly trading the corporation's stock. Since Nebraska S corporations cannot have more than 75 shareholders, choosing to maintain an Nebraska C corporation allows for 76 shareholders or more. An Nebraska C corporation can have multiple classes of stock such as preferred and common shares. An Nebraska C corporation will be double taxed since both the corporate entity and the individual owners have to file tax returns. However, an Nebraska 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 Nebraska Corporation?
If you purchase our premium package, Sun will prepare the initial bylaws (standard language) for your Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation?
The corporate bylaws serve as a blueprint for your Nebraska corporation The bylaws contain the rights, privileges, and powers of the officers, directors, and shareholders. Most Nebraska bylaws contain the number of directors and their names. Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation bylaws is to create "rules" on how the Nebraska 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 Nebraska bylaws will reference a list of shareholders in alphabetical order that includes Nebraska shareholder's names, addresses, titles held with the Nebraska corporation, and the amount of shares the shareholder owns in the Nebraska corporation.
What is an Nebraska corporate seal?
After the Nebraska corporation prepares its bylaws or has Sun prepare the bylaws, the Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation was formed. Many banks and other lending institutes require Nebraska corporations to possess and use a corporation seal on business documents or loan papers. All Nebraska corporation kits that Sun sells contain a handheld corporate seal embosser.
What is a Nebraska corporate kit?
The Nebraska corporate kit is typically a hardbound binder that contains all of the Nebraska corporation's important documents such as the Nebraska Articles of Incorporation and bylaws. All the Nebraska corporation kits that Sundoc sells include having the Nebraska corporation's name hot stamped (professional imprint of the Nebraska corporation's name) on the spine. Most Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporate kit is stock certificates. All of the Nebraska corporate kits that Sundoc sells contain 20 custom stock certificates that include the Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation, you can order an Nebraska corporate kit by placing the order individually at our Corporate/LLC Kit order page. We have a selection of high quality kits that come in array of styles and colors.
Now that you have formed your Nebraska corporation, obtained your EIN from the IRS, decided upon whether to elect S corporation status or remain a C corporation, prepared the Nebraska 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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska corporation.