Nevada vs. Illinois Incorporation Comparison

Illinois has a fairly low personal income tax, and the only special tax it has is estate tax. However Illinois rates a 29 on the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking Index because of their 7.3% corporate income tax. Illinois allows series LLC’s, though Nevada’s other asset protections make Nevada a better state for incorporation. In Nevada charging order is a creditor’s sole remedy, and officers, employees and directors have statutory indemnification. See the compiled list below to help you decide whether to incorporate your business in Nevada or Illinois.


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 29
Personal Income Tax None 3%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 12
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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