Nevada vs. Ohio Incorporation Comparison

Ohio corporations do not pay Franchise Tax or Tax on Corporate Shares. Ohio is in the process of implementing a commercial activity tax while they phase out the old franchise tax. Until 2010, Ohio corporations will pay through a combination of new and old tax structures at the 40th highest rate in the nation. Nevada corporations do not pay corporate income tax or franchise tax, contributing the best rating for business tax climate in the nation. Businesses that incorporate in Nevada benefit from the state’s business friendly policy. For a detailed comparison on incorporating in Ohio vs. Nevada please refer to the data below:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 37
Personal Income Tax NONE 0.618% - 6.24%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 48
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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