Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Nebraska incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in Nebraska
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State fee for standard turn-around.
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The name must contain the word "Corporation," "Company," "Incorporated," "Limited" or the abbreviation "Corp.," "Inc.," "Co." or "Ltd." It must be distinguishable from the name of a corporation incorporated or authorized to transact business in the state, a corporate name reserved or registered, the fictitious name of a foreign corporation, the corporate name of a not-for-profit corporation incorporated in or authorized to transact business in this state, a trade name registered in the state, the trade name of domestic or foreign corporations entitled to do business in the state, or a name that is reserved or registered. However, the similar name may be registered if the corporation affected consents in writing or by court decree.
The following are Nebraska’s requirements for directors of corporations:
Corporations must have one or more directors.
Nebraska does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
Nebraska does not have age requirements.
Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation.
Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Nebraska is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Nebraska's requirements include:
Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value can affect initial filing fees.
Corporations must list the name and address of a
with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Nebraska. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the incorporation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Nebraska requires the following:
Nebraska requires corporations to publish notice of the incorporation for three consecutive weeks in a publication (i.e. newspaper) in the county of the principal business location. If the corporation does not have a principal business location in Nebraska, the notice may be published in the county of the registered agent’s location. Proof of publication must be filed with the Secretary of State.
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Nebraska corporations.
Nebraska corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the principal business location:
The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
Minutes of director and shareholder meetings
A list of names and business addresses of current directors and officers
Most recent annual report
Corporate taxes and fees
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Nebraska corporations:
Nebraska requires corporations to file a biennial (every two years) report, called the Occupation Tax Report and Payment. It is due March 15. The amount due is calculated based on the corporation’s paid-up capital stock.