Nevada vs. Washington Incorporation Comparison

Businesses incorporated in Washington state pay a gross receipts tax rather than a corporate income tax. The gross receipts tax rate in Washington state varies based on the type of business. Still, Washington rates 31 on the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking Index. Nevada rates 1 on the Corporate Tax Ranking Index with no corporate income tax and no franchise tax or tax on corporate shares. If you incorporate in Nevada you can also benefit from some of the highest asset protection policies in the country. Please study the data below to see the advantages of incorporating in Nevada vs. Washington:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 31
Personal Income Tax None None
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 1
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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