Nevada LLC Annual List & State Business License Renewal
LLCs formed in Nevada need to file this report with the Nevada Secretary of State each and every year. i.e., annually. Read about how to file this report.
What is an LLC?
Limited Liability Company
LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.
Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.
A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.
Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.
Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.
Why file the report?
Nevada LLC Annual List
An annual list is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up-to-date and to provide state agencies with updated information on the entities registered in their state..
Filed every year
Each and every LLCs formed in Nevada must file this list every year.
Update your business information
The annual list is primarily used to list and update the names and addresses of LLC members or managing members.
File online or via mail
Annual list can be filed either online or by mail.
State Business License Renewal
The state business licence renewal should be filed along with the annual list filing. It has a $200 fee in addition to the $150 fee for the annual list.
Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Nevada:
How to file Annual List & State Business License Renewal in Nevada?
Follow these steps:
1. Visit official website
Every Nevada LLC is required to file an Annual List & renew your State Business License each year. The Annual List & State Business License renewal are contained in the same filing. Your Nevada LLC Annual Report is due annually every year before the last day of your anniversary month.
Head over to Nevada's official website to file this report.
The Annual list of members or managers must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before the last day of your anniversary month to avoid late fees. The State Business License renewal fee of $200 should be paid along with the filing of annual list. i.e. total annual fee for LLC in Nevada is 350$.
LLC Annual List of Managers or Members
Every LLC has to file this report in Nevada to stay compliant with the state laws.
Filing Annual List
Nevada LLC is expected to file this report annually
File it online on Nevada Secretary of State website
Mail a form to Nevada Secretary of State website
Secretary of State
202 North Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
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Failure to pay
Nevada will charge a $100 penalty if you miss the filing deadline. In addition, LLCs may be dissolved or revoked after one year.
You should file the report by the end of your registration anniversary month. So if you incorporated or foreign-qualified on March 7, then your annual report is due every year by March 31.
Articles of Organization
In Nevada, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.
Filing Articles of Organization
There are a couple of ways to file
Secretary of State
Commercial Recordings Division
202 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701-4201
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Every LLC should have a unique name in Nevada. Nevada maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.
Search for names
Go to the official website of the Nevada business search tool to see if the name you want is available.
You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Nevada commercial recordings division. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.
LLC naming guidelines
The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.
Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:
Must contain the words “Limited-Liability Company,” “Limited Liability Company,” “Limited Company,” or “Limited” or the abbreviations “Ltd.,” “L.L.C.,” “L.C.,” “LLC” or “LC.” The word “Company” may be abbreviated as “Co.”
Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.
Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.
Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.
Frequently asked questions
LLC Annual List & State Business License Renewal in Nevada
It is very important to maintain full compliance in Nevada. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in Nevada.
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