Selecting the Nebraska Corporation or LLC Name
When selecting a name for your Nebraska based corporation, it should be remembered that the name will be unique and will identify you as a separate entity transacting business in the state. The name of a corporation must end with “Incorporated,” “Corporation,” “Corp” or “Inc.”. When you are developing a name for a limited liability company, remember that it must end with “Limited Liability Company” or “LLC”.
The name will not be accepted if it is likely to mislead the public or if it too closely resembles the name of another corporation or LLC formed in Nebraska.
You should not make use of any type of punctuation such as dashes, periods or commas in name selection. It can be advantageous to try to name your corporation or LLC so that it represents the goods or services you provide, but this is not required.
Selecting a Board of Directors
A corporation within Nebraska can have several members as director but is only required to have one. Since the board of directors is responsible for managing the corporation, it is suggested that the board be comprised of individuals that are officers or shareholders who have some type of day to day involvement with the corporation. Nebraska has no minimum age requirements for a director.
Corporations are expected to file the Nebraska Corporation Tax return, Form NE 1120N or NE 1120-SN annually, whether a “C” or “S” corporation. The amount of tax is dependent on a number of factors and there is no minimum tax.
An LLC within Nebraska is required to file as either a corporation or a partnership dependent on the election made on the SS-4. Nebraska maintains an individual income tax so employers are expected to withhold state income tax. Nebraska maintains a general sales and use tax of 5.5% with local jurisdictions having the option to impose sales and use tax in addition to the general rate.
The registered agent must have a physical street address within Nebraska state. PO boxes are not acceptable, within Nebraska.