Nevada vs. Hawaii Incorporation Comparison

Though Hawaii has an estate tax, they have no franchise tax, tax on corporate shares, gift tax or unitary tax. Still their poor ranking in the Tax Foundation’s Personal Income Tax Ranking Index of 43 comes from their 8.25% personal Income Tax. The state is better than average when it comes to Corporate Income Tax which varies, but earns Hawaii a Corporate Tax Index Ranking of 9. Nevada has no Corporate or Personal Income Tax. Nevada incorporations can save a lot in the long run thanks to the states strong asset protection policies. See below for a comprehensive list of the advantages of incorporating your business in Nevada over Hawaii.


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 9
Personal Income Tax None 1.4% - 8.25%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 43
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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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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