Nevada vs. Maine Incorporation Comparison

Maine state income taxed range from 3.5% (for income up to $25,000) to 8.93% (for income in excess of $250,000). Even though Maine has neither franchise tax nor tax on corporate shares they still score a 43 on the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking Index. You avoid corporate income tax entirely as a Nevada corporation or Nevada LLC. Nevada corporations also benefit from the states superior asset protection including, series LLC incorporations, Nevada business court, and statutory indemnification of officers, directors and employees. Take a look at the data below to see a full comparison of incorporations in Nevada vs. Maine:

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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 43
Personal Income Tax NONE 2% - 8.5%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 38
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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