Nevada Corporation Requirements

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 Nevada corporations.

Nevada corporate records

Nevada corporations must keep the following items with their corporate records at the registered agent’s office:

  • The Articles of Incorporation and any amendments
  • Bylaws
  • A stock transfer ledger or a statement of where it is kept

Nevada corporate taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees for Nevada corporations:

  • Annual report and business license requirement. Nevada requires corporations to file an Annual List of Officers/Directors and Business License. It is due by the last day of corporation’s anniversary month. The filing fee is $150 for the Annual List and $500 for the business license registration.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Nevada corporations, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Nevada .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for corporations that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Nevada requires a state tax identification number.

Nevada business licenses

In addition to the business license registration required as part of the Initial List and Annual List filings, other business licenses and/or permits may be required. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

S corporation election

Nevada does not recognize the federal S corporation election because there is no state income tax. For this same reason, Nevada does not require a state-level S corporation election.

Additional Nevada information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Nevada:

State Guides

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Guide to Incorporation

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