ADVANTAGES OF INCORPORATING IN NEVADA
A Nevada Corporation is virtually free to engage in any
legal activity including issuing of stock for property, land, lease,
Frequently Asked Questions About Incorporation
Incorporation Costs & Checklist
The questions are based upon our experience and is accurate to the best
of our knowledge.
Do I have to be a resident of the state?
No. In fact you do not have to be a U.S. citizen.
Do I have to be located in the state?
No. You never have to set foot in the state. If you are
not physically present in the state, you must have a resident agent.
What is a resident agent?
It is someone or a corporation with offices in the state
who can act as your agent for acceptance of legal service. The resident
agent is the Secretary of State's recognized contact for your corporation.
Every corporation must have a resident agent. If you reside in Nevada you
may act as your own resident agent. SLI includes a full year of resident
agent service for all of its' clients as part of the incorporation package.
Where can I have bank accounts?
Anywhere. You can open up your corporate account in
virtually any bank by providing the proper documents. Normally these
include, Articles, Federal ID Number, Board Resolution, and good I.D. of the
Why is Nevada so popular as a corporate haven?
Many reasons. Nevada does not disclose ownership. Unless
you go public, no one will know who the shareholders are. Nevada has no
state income tax. Nevada is the only state that does not have an information
exchange agreement with the IRS. One person can incorporate and hold all
offices. Annual fees are among the lowest in the nation. Meetings and
activities do not have to be held in the state. A Nevada corporation can own
other corporations, real estate, and stock. The State of Nevada is friendly
to business and minimizes taxes, regulations, and oversight.
Is it difficult to operate as a corporation?
No. It is very easy. You do have to document key events
and you must have annual shareholders’ and directors’ meetings, even if
you are a one person corporation. It is important that your Nevada
corporation not only exists and remains in good standing, but also that it
is in reality a legitimate and active business. Your corporation must be
operated in such a manner that it is clearly a separate entity and not
merely an incorporated personal pocketbook. SLI will advise you on how to
keep your corporation in good standing.
Are corporate officers a matter of public record?
Yes. Names and addresses are filed with the state and are
therefore available to anyone. Nevada requires this filing annually.
Can one person hold all offices?
Yes. In Nevada the same person can be president,
treasurer, secretary, and sole director.
Your Incorporation package with SLI includes:
Preparation and Filing of Articles of Incorporation
Order Employer Identification Number from Internal Revenue Service
Preparation of Organization Minutes
Preparation of By-Laws
First year resident agent fee
Corporate kit which includes seal, stock certificates and stock transfer
Issuance of stock certificates
Fee for incorporation package:
If you would like SLI to incorporate for you in the State
of Nevada please complete the attached *checklist
and forward it to us. SLI will prepare the Articles of Incorporation and
Sixty-day List of Officers and send them to you for signature via E-mail,
fax or U.S.mail. Once you have executed the Articles and List, return them to
SLI together with the appropriate fees. Upon receipt of the Articles and fees,
we will hand deliver your Articles to the Secretary of State for filing. A
certified copy of the Articles and List, together with the rest of the
incorporation package will be returned to you via U.S. mail or other delivery
service at your request. Delivery service other than U.S. mail will be at
If you have questions regarding our incorporation process
or fees, please feel free to contact SLI via e-mail, fax mail or call us at
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