Other filings required at time of incorporation
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:
- Initial report and business license requirement.
Nevada requires corporations to file an Initial List of Officers/Directors and Business License at the time of filing its Articles of Incorporation. The filing fee is $150 for the Initial List and $500 for the business license registration.
Professional services businesses
Nevada allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a
professional corporation (PC).
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
- 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.
For complete details on state taxes for Nevada corporations, visit
Business Owner's Toolkit
State of Nevada
- Federal tax identification number (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: