Nevada vs. Arizona Incorporation Comparison

The big advantage of incorporating in Nevada over Arizona is the lack of state income tax in Nevada. Arizona has a 6.968% state corporate income tax rate and personal income tax as high as 4.54%. While both Nevada and Arizona have no gift tax, unitary tax or estate tax, series LLC corporations are allowed in Nevada but not in Arizona. For current info on Arizona’s business and taxation laws see their website. Below we’ve compiled some information on the benefits of incorporating in Nevada vs. Arizona:

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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 35
Personal Income Tax None 2.59%-4.54%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 29
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


Why Nevada?

  • 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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