Nebraska LLC Cost

We’ve compiled the most common fees so you know exactly what to expect when starting your Nebraska LLC.

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FAQs on how to determine Nebraska LLC costs

  • You need only one document to start an LLC in Nebraska: a Certificate of Organization. Nebraska doesn’t offer a template Certificate of Organization. Instead, you need to create your own in accordance with Nebraska law. You may also want an Application for a Reserved Limited Liability Company Name. To learn more about starting up an LLC, take a moment to learn about our stress-free Nebraska LLC Formation Service. With this service, you can get your LLC up and running in no time for only $0 plus state fees. 

  • The answer to that question depends on your business’s location, industry, and other details. Below are a few more common fees that you may encounter when you start your own LLC in Nebraska.

    Nebraska LLC Filing Fee

    $103– $110: A Certificate of Organization costs $102 to file online and $110 to file in person or by mail. The Application for Reserved Name form can be filed for only $30.

    Biennial Reports

    $10-$13: In contrast to most other states, Nebraska requires LLCs to file a compliance report every two years. These biennial reports cost $10 to file and are due by April 1. Failing to file by that time will result in a late fee. If you don’t file a Biennial report by June 1, the state may dissolve your LLC.

    Registered Agent

    Free: Under Nebraska law, almost any individual or company can serve as a registered agent. In fact, you could be your own registered agent, and it wouldn’t cost you a cent. But there’s a downside to that approach. Specifically, you’d have to fulfill a registered agent’s duties. As a registered agent, you would have to be available at your LLC’s principal address during all regular business hours. This is to ensure you are there to receive legal paperwork and summons for the LLC. We recommend hiring a registered agent service instead. For only a small fee, you can open up your time and have a professional take care of all the paperwork.

    But it’s not easy to find a good registered agent. That’s why we developed our Nebraska Registered Agent Service. With this service, we’ll connect you with a high-quality registered agent in no time.

  • Various other fees may apply to your business in addition to the ones we mentioned above. Specifically, you might have to pay fees for the following LLC-related forms.

    Certificate of Authority (Foreign LLC Registration)

    A Certificate of Authority registers a “foreign” LLC in Nebraska. For our purposes, a “foreign” LLC is any LLC located in another state. When foreign LLCs expand into Nebraska, they file Certificates of Authority instead of incorporating as a new, domestic LLC. The certificate shows that your LLC is complying with all state laws. Filing a Certificate of Authority will cost $110 unless you file online, which costs $100.

    Trade Name

    A trade name in Nebraska serves as an alias for your business. You can use a trade name with your customers and the public while maintaining your official name on the state’s documents. Some states refer to these trade names as “DBA” (or “Doing Business As”) names or “Assumed Names.”

    You can submit an Application for Trade Name to lock in a good trade name for your LLC. The filing fee is $110 if you file by mail or in person and $102 if you file online.

    Statement of Change

    As time goes on, you might need to make a change to your business. If you’re changing your office or registered agent, the best way to inform the state government of the change is with a Statement of Change. The filing fee for a Statement of Change is $30 if filing by mail or in person and $25 if filing online. If you’re forming a series LLC, the document is $70 plus an additional $50 for each series member.

    Business Licensing

    Business licenses, permits, and registrations are another fact of life when considering a Nebraska LLC’s cost. No matter what kind of LLC you plan to operate, you’ll have to acquire licenses to comply with local, state, and federal laws. Acquiring these licenses and permits will require a fee. If you’re new to the business world, finding out which license, permit, and registration requirements apply to your business can be overwhelming. Let us help you with our Business License Report. Together with our partners at Avalara, we can generate a customized report for your LLC that indicates which licenses, permits, and registrations you need to be in compliance.

    For just $0 plus state fees, we can form your Nebraska LLC for you in just minutes. No LegalZoom promo code required: Pay just $0 plus filing fees for fast LLC formation in Nebraska. 

  • Yes. If you don’t pay your fees on time, you may incur late fees, interest, and other consequences. Sometimes, paying your fees late can even harm your business’s good standing with the state government. This could significantly harm your business’s ability to function.

  • Without a filing fee, the Nebraska state government won’t file your formation or licensing forms. In turn, failing to file certain documents could result in the dissolution of your LLC.

  • Direct all filing fees to the Nebraska Secretary of State.

  • Generally, the largest LLC fee you can expect to pay is for your Certificate of Organization. This fee costs at least$103. Equally costly is the fee for the Trade Name Application. That said, other costs, like license and permit fees, can sometimes exceed the filing fees for these basic forms.

  • The state accepts credit cards if you’re paying online. If you’re paying in person or by mail, you can pay by check, credit card, and debit card. 

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