Nevada vs. Washington D C Incorporation Comparison

Tax in Washington D.C. is among the highest in the nation for corporations and individuals. The corporate income tax is 9.975%; though there is not tax on corporate shares or Franchise tax in the District of Columbia. Incorporating in Nevada can save you from a larger tax burden. Nevada does not have a state corporate income tax. Nevada also has many asset protection benefits to corporations and LLCs. Nevada has statutory indemnification of officers, directors and employees. Nevada also allows series LLC which give business owners more protection. Please use the list below for a complete guide of the benefits of incorporating in Nevada vs. Washington D.C.:

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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 na
Personal Income Tax NONE 4% - 8.5%
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 na
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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