Nevada vs. Louisiana Incorporation Comparison

The State of Louisiana does not have a unitary tax, corporate shares tax or franchise tax. According to the Louisiana Department of Revenue Louisiana’s corporate income tax is variable from as low as 4% for the first $25,000 to 8% for over $200,000. As such Louisiana scored an 18 on the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking. When you are incorporating your business it is good to know that Nevada has no corporate income tax, which means that you can avoid a lot of expense by incorporating in Nevada. When you incorporate in Nevada you also take advantage of Nevada’s high degree of corporate and personal asset protection. See the detailed comparison below of the incorporation potential of Nevada vs Louisiana:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 18
Personal Income Tax None 2% - 6%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 28
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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