Nevada Business Licenses, Fees and Filing Requirements for Your LLC
Different types of businesses have different requirements in Nevada, including related fees and costs. Your NV LLC needs to pay various fees to the federal government, Nevada government and other agencies. Some of these fees are levied by the Nevada Secretary of State or statewide organizations, while others come from the federal government. You may also need to acquire business licenses for your Nevada LLC. On this page, we’ve summarized the most common fees and requirements.
Note that Nevada 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.
Nevada LLC Formation Costs
When you first incorporate your business in Nevada, you’ll need to file an LLC with the NV Secretary of State and pay a Nevada filing fee. Here are the current fees and filing times for Nevada:
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When you form your NV LLC through Incfile, we automatically forward this fee to the Nevada Secretary of State when we file your incorporation 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 Nevada.
Incorporate your Nevada LLC through Incfile today
Getting an EIN/State Tax ID for Your Nevada LLC
Every Nevada 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 Nevada LLC through Incfile
Foreign Qualification to Operate in a State Outside Nevada
If you’re expanding your Nevada LLC beyond the borders of the state, you will need a Foreign Qualification or Certificate of Authority to operate in another state. This is typically necessary if you have a physical presence, employees or banking in a different state than Nevada. 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
Annual Reports for Nevada LLCs
Most states, including Nevada, need you to file a report annually (or on another timeline) with their secretary of state. When you file your NV LLC Annual Report, you will also need to file a business license. Here are the annual filing requirements for Nevada:
Annual Report and Business License
Due Date: Due by the last day of the anniversary month of filing.
Filing Fees: $350
Important:The Initial Annual Report and Business Licence are filed with the articles of organization. As such, the $350 fee is added to the $75 filing fee and used to satisfy payment for both the Initial Annual Report and Business License.
*Client will be responsible for filing Annual Report and Business License in subsequent years.
Learn about your ongoing Nevada LLC filing requirements and business filing deadlines with our helpful Nevada ongoing filing lookup tool.
Incfile can also complete and file your Nevada Annual Report on your behalf.
Incfile’s Nevada Annual Report filing service
Nevada Business Licenses and Permits
Some NV LLCs will need certain business licenses and permits from federal, state and regional organizations. These permits and licenses will have associated fees that you should pay on a one-off or regular basis.
Permits and licenses vary based on:
The industry your Nevada LLC operates in (e.g., restaurants will need health permits)
The location of your Nevada LLC (state, county or city) (e.g., a license to conduct business from the city of Las Vegas)
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 Nevada LLC will need
The application forms you will need to file with the Nevada, regional and federal licensing authorities
Remember that operating your business without the required licenses can expose you to risks and fines from federal, Nevada and local governments.
Incfile’s Nevada Business License Research Package
Nevada LLC Operating Agreements
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 Nevada business. You can choose to make changes to the template based on your unique requirements.
Ad Hoc Nevada Fees or Requirements for Your LLC
There are several other fees or requirements that you may need to meet during the life of your Nevada LLC. These ad hoc fees will only be payable in specific circumstances, which we’ve listed below.
To Obtain a Fictitious/DBA Name for Your Nevada LLC
If you want your NV business to trade under a different name, you can file a form with the Nevada Secretary of State. You will need to pay a Nevada filing fee. Incfile can file this form on your behalf.
Incfile’s Nevada Fictitious Name service
To Change the Nevada Registered Agent for Your NV LLC
Your Nevada LLC needs a Registered Agent, which must be appointed when you first incorporate your LLC. You can also switch to a new NV Registered Agent later. Incfile provides a complete Nevada Registered Agent service.
Incfile’s Nevada Registered Agent service
To Reserve a Name for Your Nevada LLC
If you don’t want to form your NV business right away, you can reserve a name with the Nevada Secretary of State. You will need to pay a small fee to do this.
To Amend Certain Facts About Your Nevada LLC
Your business formation documents state certain facts about your Nevada business when it was originally formed. Over time, these facts might change — if they do, you need to file “Articles of Amendment” with the Nevada Secretary of State. You can do this yourself or have Incfile complete the filing on your behalf.
Areas you might want to file Nevada Articles of Amendment for include:
Adding, removing or changing a Nevada LLC member or manager
Changing the business address of your LLC
Altering the stated business activities of your Nevada LLC
Incfile’s Nevada Articles of Amendment service
To Get a Certificate of Good Standing for Your Nevada LLC
Some organizations will request that you prove your Nevada 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 Nevada Secretary of State. Incfile can obtain a certificate on your behalf.
Incfile’s Nevada Certificate of Good Standing service
The fees listed above detail all the charges that a standard NV LLC will be required to pay. In some circumstances, there may be other one-off, periodic or ad hoc fees not listed above.
Of course, your Nevada 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 NV LLCs.
FAQs About Nevada LLC Costs
What Happens to the State Fees That I Am Charged When Forming My Nevada LLC?
We charge you for this fee at cost and then pay the fee to the secretary of state on your behalf when forming your Nevada business.
Do I Need to Pay an Annual Report Fee Every Year?
Yes. Most states, including Nevada, require you to file a report for your LLC every year. In Nevada, you will also need to pay a fee for an annual business license. You can find out more on the compliance page for your state.
Who Will I Need to Get Business Licenses and Permits From for My Nevada LLC?
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 Nevada LLC needs to be compliant.