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 Nevada incorporation.
Nevada corporations are not required to use name endings such as "Incorporated" or "Inc." 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 such as "Incorporated," "Limited," "Inc.," "Ltd.," "Company," "Co.," "Corporation," "Corp." or other word identifying it as not being the name of a natural person. If the name implies banking, trust or insurance powers, prior approval of the banking superintendent or insurance commissioner is needed. The name must not be the same as or deceptively similar to the name of any corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, foreign corporation, foreign limited partnership or foreign limited liability company. It must also not be the same as or deceptively similar to a name reserved for use of any other proposed corporation unless written consent of the person or other entity the name is reserved for is filed with the Articles of Incorporation. There are a number of words for which usage requires approval by the applicable state department or agency, such as (but not limited to) "Accountant," "Bank," "Brokerage," 'Financial" and "Realtor."
The following are Nevada’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Nevada is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Nevada's requirements include:
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. Nevada requires the following:
Nevada allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC) .
View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Nevada:
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.