Nevada vs. Alabama Incorporation Comparison

Alabama comes in at #21 on the Tax Foundation's Corporate Tax Ranking Index, almost right in the middle of the 50 states. They do have a corporate franchise tax which is fairly rare among states. Alabama also has a high personal income tax level at 2-5%. The registered agent must reside in Alabama. You can search for corporate names in Alabama on their website. The main benefits of incorporating in Nevada instead of Alabama are the lower tax rates and higher legal protection. Check out these stats below comparing incorporating in Alabama vs. Nevada:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 21
Personal Income Tax None 2%-5%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 19
No Franchise Tax
No Tax on corp shares
No Gift Tax
No Unitary Tax
No Estate Tax
Statutory Indemnification of Officers, Directors & Employees
Charging Order Protection for Corporation
Charging Order is Creditor's Sole Remedy for LLC or Corporation
Highest Standard of Corporate Veil Protection
Series LLC Allowed
Business Court*

* rankings accurate as of 2013

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  • You can live and run your business in any state and still incorporate in Nevada.
  • Forming your entity involves no minimum capital requirements
  • Lawsuit proof laws - If your business does get sued, your personal assets will stay safe.
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