Located in the Great Plains of the Midwestern U.S., Nebraska is bordered by six other states. Its legislature is officially nonpartisan, and it serves as a major center of agricultural production.
If you want to start your own business in Nebraska, one of the best ways to do so is by forming an LLC.
Nebraska Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) are a business entity designed for startups and small- and medium-sized businesses. Forming an LLC is fast, easy and inexpensive. LLCs offer many of the protections and advantages of large corporations without all the rules, regulations and compliance issues common to larger business entities.
Let’s start by looking at the advantages of forming a Nebraska LLC.
Nebraska LLCs have several benefits for business owners.
A Nebraska LLC must have a designated street address. That could be your home address (if you’re running the company from your residence), where your office is located or any physical address of your preference — even outside of Nebraska. It cannot be a P.O. Box.
Every Nebraska LLC must have a “Registered Agent.” That could be you, the managing director, owner or a dedicated Registered Agent service. The Registered Agent in Nebraska is someone who receives official legal and tax correspondence and has responsibility for filing reports with the Nebraska Secretary of State.
At Incfile, all of our packages include a Registered Agent service that is free for the first year and just $99 per year thereafter. We also have a dashboard where you can log in and easily view any document your Registered Agent has received on your behalf. Here are a few reasons you might want to appoint Incfile as your Registered Agent service:
You will need to gather together certain information about your proposed business for filing with the Nebraska Secretary of State. We’ll guide you through everything you need to do when you create your business with us.
Once you've gathered all the information together for your LLC, you’ll need to file a formal document with the Nebraska Secretary of State to create your LLC. This document is known as your Certificate of Organization, and filing it starts the process of creating your Nebraska LLC. You can do this online, mail in a form or have Incfile do it on your behalf.
You must also publish a Notice of Organization for your Nebraska LLC in a newspaper. You should provide an affidavit of publication to the Nebraska Secretary of State.
Nebraska LLCs aren’t required to have an Operating Agreement, but they are extremely useful for several reasons. Your Operating Agreement covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, the rights and duties of members and several other key areas. Learn how to create your Operating Agreement here.
If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile will draft a general Operating Agreement within most of our online business formation packages. It can also be selected as an add-on option in our Silver package. This Operating Agreement will be a basic template that you can make changes to anytime you see fit.
You can find lots more useful information on how to form an LLC here. It answers questions like:
Incfile provides a cost-effective service to help you create your LLC. We guide you through the process and handle most of the administrative steps on your behalf, such as filing the Certificate of Organization. Our basic package also provides free Registered Agent service for the first year. If you're looking for help starting an LLC, our comprehensive services provide outstanding value.
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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.
Due Date: April 1st of each odd-numbered year.
Publication Requirement:Domestic Nebraska limited liability companies must publish a notice of organization, amendment, merger or conversion for three successive weeks in some legal newspaper of general circulation, near the designated office of the limited liability company. The notice of organization shall show the name of the limited liability company, the street address of the designated office and the general nature of the business to be transacted.
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