Nevada vs. Delaware Incorporation Comparison

Delaware has fairly good asset protection policy with a business court, series LLC and limiting creditor’s remedies to charging order. The state personal income tax in Delaware is about average, but Delaware’s state corporate tax is quite high at 8.7%. Nevada has no personal or corporate state income tax. Delaware’s corporate tax law puts the state at 48th on the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking Index. For a head to head business comparison of Nevada vs Delaware see the statistics below:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 48
Personal Income Tax None 2.2% - 5.95%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 32
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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