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With the 38th largest population in the United States, Nebraska services both large and small businesses. Nebraska's major industries include agriculture, transportation, and manufacturing. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Nebraska's business services.
Forming a Corporation in Nebraska
Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Nebraska, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Nebraska Secretary of State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.
Here are some helpful facts about Nebraska's incorporation requirements:
Corporate Name Requirements
Nebraska requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any business entity names registered or filed with the Secretary of State. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Nebraska's standards.
Permitted designations: Nebraska corporate names may be followed by several approved designations, including:
Restricted designations: The use of certain words and phrases in corporate names is considered "restricted" in Nebraska, meaning they require special approval by the state. These include any derivatives of:
Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of your incorporation filing for you. This information is presented only for your reference.
Required documents: The state of Nebraska requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation and a Notice of Proof of Publication.
Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Nebraska is 5-7 business days.
Follow-up filings: A proof of publication is required.
Minimum number: Corporations are required to have one or more directors.
Director qualifications: The Articles of Incorporation or bylaws may prescribe the qualifications for directors. A director is not required to be a resident of Montana or a shareholder unless so prescribed in the articles or bylaws.
Appearance in articles: Not required. Directors' names and addresses do not have to appear in the Articles of Incorporation.
Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.
Time to file: Corporations must file occupation tax reports with the Montana Secretary of State biennially on or before March 1 of even numbered years.
Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is between one and two business days.
Signatures: Only a president, vice president, secretary or treasurer is authorized to sign annual reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.
Filing extensions: Not permitted.
Forming an LLC in Nebraska
Each state has its own set of requirements for businesses that plan on forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) there. If you decide to form an LLC in Nebraska, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State. We can also take care of many of your company's follow-up needs, including annual report preparation and filing.
Here are some helpful facts about Nebraska's LLC requirements:
LLC Name Requirements
Nebraska requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can't be confused with any name or trade/service mark which is already registered with the Secretary of State. When you form your LLC with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Nebraska's standards.
Permitted designations: Nebraska LLC names may be followed by several approved designations, including:
- LTD. Liability Company
- Limited Liability Company
- Ltd. Liability Co.
Restricted words: The use of certain words in LLC names is "restricted" in Nebraska, meaning special approval by the state is required. These include any derivatives of:
Required documents: Companies that wish to form an LLC in Nebraska must file a Certificate of Organization. Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of this filing for you.
Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for forming an LLC in Nebraska is 5-7 business days.
Follow-up filing: Required. An LLC must file a proof of publication with the Secretary of State.
Principal Office Location: Nebraska requires an LLC's principal office to be located inside the state.
Frequency of filing: Biennially (every other year).
Time to file: LLCs must file their biennial report with the Nebraska Secretary of State by April 1 of odd numbered years.
Signatures: Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.
Get Nebraska Business Licenses
Before your business can legally begin to operate, you must satisfy its license, permit, and tax registration requirements. Almost all state, county, and local governments require businesses to obtain one or more licenses and permits. Additionally, selling taxable goods and services or hiring employees requires that you register with tax authorities. All business license, permit, and tax registration requirements vary by your industry and location.
Examples of possible licenses required in Nebraska:
- Sales Tax License
- Day Care License
- Health License
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