Nevada vs. California Incorporation Comparison

Though California has a powerful economy it can be an expensive place to start a business. California’s State Corporate Income Tax is one of the highest in the nation at 8.84%. Nevada has no State Corporate Income Tax at all. California is ranked 40th in the Tax Foundation’s corporate tax ranking while Nevada is #1. For current rates and conditions on doing business in California, see the California Business Portal. See blow for a comparative list of business and corporate information on Nevada vs. California:

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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 40
Personal Income Tax None 1% -9.3%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 50
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.
Your State vs. NV

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