How to Set Up an LLC in Las Vegas

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If you are interested in starting a business in Nevada, then you should consider starting it in Las Vegas. The city has a high volume of tourists who come to visit every year, which can be beneficial to a new business. One important decision for a new business owner to make is the type of legal business structure that you are going to create. A limited liability company, or LLC, combines the tax advantages of a sole proprietor with the limited personal liability of a corporation. Since LLCs are created pursuant to state law, you must file the appropriate paperwork with the Nevada secretary of state.

Navigate to the Nevada secretary of state website, nvsos.gov. Click the "Start a Business" link, followed by the "Limited-Liability Company" link. Next, download the "Limited-Liability Company Articles of Organization" form and the "Initial List of Managers or Members/Business License Application" form.

Complete the Articles of Organization. In order to do this, you must provide information regarding your company's name, contact information for your business's registered agent, whether you have a date for when the company will dissolve, the management structure of your business, and contact information for all of the business's managers. Your business name must also contain the words: "Ltd.," "Limited," "Limited-Liability Company," "Limited Company," "LLC," "L.L.C." or "LC." You must also complete the customer order and payment instructions, as well as have your business's registered agent complete the Registered Agent Acceptance form that accompanies the Articles of Organization.

Complete the Initial List of Managers or Members/Business License application. This form requires you to list the name of your company, the filing period, and the contact information for all of the managers or members of the business. You must also complete the customer order and payment instructions that accompany the form.

Submit your filing paperwork with the filing fees to the Nevada secretary of state. As of June 2010, filing fees run $75 for the Articles of Organization, $125 for the Initial List of Managers form and $200 for your business license. Send the forms and the fees to the appropriate address listed on the forms.

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