Nevada requirements for forming an LLC includes having a minimum of one or more members/managers who must be at least 18 years old. The member and manager names/addresses must be listed in the Articles or Organization, which will be filed to the Nevada Secretary of State. The Articles or Organization can be filed online at the Nevada Secretary of State Online Services website (http://nvsos.gov/index.aspx?page=7), or by postal mail.
LLCs in Nevada are required to have the words “Limited-Liability Company”, “Limited Liability Company”, “Limited Company”, “Limited”, “Ltd.”, “L.L.C.”, “LLC”, or “L.C.”. The name must be distinctly different from the names of other business entities already on file with the Nevada Secretary of State. Names can be searched for availability at the Nevada Secretary of State Business Search (http://nvsos.gov/sosentitysearch/).
What is an LLC?
LLC refers to a Limited Liability Company, and it is organized by business owners. They have fewer corporate formalities and can be taxed by the IRS as a sole proprietorship, S corporation, or C corporation.
Each state has different requirements and regulations regarding the formation of an LLC. Business owners should check with state laws when considering forming an LLC.
Owners of LLCs are known as members, they can be individuals, corporations, other LLCs, or foreign entities. There is no limit on the number of members an LLC can have. In most states, “single-member” LLCs are allowed, where there is only one owner involved in managing the LLC.
The IRS will treat the LLC as a corporation, partnership, or included in the LLC owners personal tax return. A domestic LLC with at least two members is classified as a partnership for federal income tax purposes unless they file Form 8832 and elect to be treated as a corporation.
LLCs carry tax advantages over other forms of business such as limited partnerships. The owners of an LLC do not assume personal liability for business debt, and any losses of the LLC can be used as tax deductions against active income.
An LLC can be formed through the state business formation process or consulting with LegalZoom.