Fees, Filing Requirements and Business Licenses for Your Nebraska LLC
Depending on the specifics of your Nebraska business, you’ll be required to pay certain fees and fulfill different filing requirements. Some of these costs are payable to the Nebraska Secretary of State, while others are due to the federal or Nebraska government. We’ve summarized the most common requirements and fees here.
Note that Nebraska business licenses and permits might need to be paid when you first form your business, on an ongoing schedule or on an ad hoc basis. Find more details below.
Nebraska LLC Formation Filing and Fees
To create your business in Nebraska, you’ll file an LLC with the NE Secretary of State and pay an associated LLC formation fee. Every state has different LLC filing fees and filing times. Here is the current information for Nebraska:
When you incorporate through Incfile, we forward this fee to the Nebraska Secretary of State on your behalf when we file your paperwork.
Some states allow you to form your LLC more quickly by paying a rush fee. You can compare state filing times and fees here, including expedited fees for Nebraska.Incorporate Your Nebraska LLC Through Incfile Today
Getting an EIN/Tax ID for Your Nebraska LLC
Every Nebraska LLC should have a unique Employer Identification Number (EIN). These are provided by the Internal Revenue Service, and you use them when filing taxes, opening a business bank account and paying employees. You can get one yourself at no cost from the IRS or have Incfile obtain one on your behalf.Get an EIN for Your Nebraska LLC Through Incfile
Certificate of Authority to Operate Outside Nebraska
If you’re expanding your Nebraska LLC beyond the borders of the state, you will need a Foreign Qualification or Certificate of Authority to operate in another state. These are typically necessary if you have a physical presence, employees or banking in a different state than Nebraska. Fees and requirements for foreign qualifications depend on each state’s rules. Incfile provides a complete Foreign Qualification service for any state.Get a Foreign Qualification/Certificate of Authority Through Incfile
Nebraska LLC Annual Reporting and Fees
Most states need you to file an annual (or other periodic) report with their secretary of state. When you file your NE LLC annual report, you may need to pay a fee. Here are the filing requirements for Nebraska:
Learn about your ongoing Nebraska LLC filing requirements and business filing deadlines with our helpful Nebraska filing lookup tool.
Incfile can also complete and file your Nebraska annual report on your behalf.Incfile's Nebraska Annual Report Filing Service
Business Licenses and Permits in Nebraska
Your Nebraska LLC may need certain licenses and permits to comply with specific requirements. These business permits and licenses might be issued by Nebraska, regional or federal organizations. Some of the associated fees only need to be paid once, while others have ongoing charges.
Permits and licenses vary based on:
- The industry your Nebraska LLC operates in (e.g., restaurants will need health permits)
- The location of your Nebraska LLC (state, county or city) (e.g., a license to conduct business from the city of Omaha)
- The type of business that you run (e.g., healthcare providers must meet HIPAA requirements)
You can research these permits and licenses yourself or use Incfile’s Business License Research Package, which includes:
- A complete report on all the licenses, permits and tax registrations your Nebraska LLC will need
- The application forms you will need to file with the Nebraska, regional and federal licensing authorities
Remember that operating your business without the required licenses can expose you to risks and fines from federal, Nebraska and local governments.Incfile's Nebraska Business License Research Package
Create an Operating Agreement for Your Nebraska LLC
An Operating Agreement is a business document that covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, rights and duties of members and several other key areas.
An Operating Agreement is extremely useful for several reasons (learn about them here). If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile can draft a general Operating Agreement template when you choose to form your Nebraska business. You can choose to make changes to the template based on your unique requirements.
Ad Hoc Nebraska Fees or Requirements for Your NE LLC
There are several other fees or requirements that you may need to meet during the life of your Nebraska LLC. These ad hoc fees will only be payable in specific circumstances, which we’ve listed below.
To Obtain a Fictitious/DBA Name
If you want your NE business to trade under a different name, you can file a form with the Nebraska Secretary of State. You will need to pay a Nebraska filing fee. Incfile can file this form on your behalf.Incfile's Nebraska Fictitious Name Service
To Change the Nebraska Registered Agent
Your Nebraska LLC needs a Registered Agent, which must be appointed when you first incorporate your LLC. You can also switch to a new NE Registered Agent later. Incfile provides a complete Nebraska Registered Agent service.Incfile's Nebraska Registered Agent Service
To Reserve a Name
If you don’t want to form your NE business right away, you can reserve a name with the Nebraska Secretary of State. You will need to pay a small fee to do this.
To Amend Certain Facts About Your Nebraska LLC
Your business formation documents state certain facts about your Nebraska business when it was originally formed. Over time, these facts might change — if they do, you need to file “Articles of Amendment” with the Nebraska Secretary of State. You can do this yourself or have Incfile complete the filing on your behalf.
Areas you might want to file Nebraska Articles of Amendment for include:
- Adding, removing or changing a Nebraska LLC member or manager
- Changing the business address of your LLC
- Altering the stated business activities of your Nebraska LLC
To Get a Certificate of Good Standing
Some organizations will request that you prove your Nebraska LLC’s compliance with laws and tax requirements. If you need to prove you have met your commitments, you will need a “Certificate of Good Standing” from the Nebraska Secretary of State. Incfile can obtain a certificate on your behalf.Incfile's Nebraska Certificate of Good Standing Service
The fees listed above detail all the charges that a standard NE LLC will be required to pay. In some unusual circumstances, there may be other one-off, periodic or ad hoc fees not listed above.
Of course, your Nebraska LLC will also probably need to pay self-employment, payroll, federal, state and sales taxes, but we will cover that when we talk about taxes for NE LLCs.
FAQs About Nebraska LLC Requirements
We charge you for this fee at cost and then pay the fee to the secretary of state on your behalf when forming your Nebraska business.
No, reports in Nebraska are due every other year. You can find out more on the compliance page for your state.
It depends on various factors including:
- The type of business you run
- Where you are located
- Governing organizations in your industry
- Federal, state and local regulations
That’s why our Business License Research Package is so useful. It explores all of these areas for you and provides a comprehensive overview of exactly what your Nebraska LLC needs to be compliant.