Starting a business is exciting, but if you have your own business in Nevada you know how important state compliance is to keep it growing. If your Nevada limited liability company (LLC) has changed since you started doing business, you need to update the state about those changes. When certain public information about your Nevada business changes, you’ll need to file an amendment to your Articles of Organization. If this seems confusing, don’t worry. Read on to learn about filing an amendment to your Articles of Organization in Nevada and how we can help.
What are Nevada Articles of Organization?
Nevada Articles of Organization recognize your business as a legal entity in Nevada. Once filed with the Secretary of State and approved, you’re able to get the tax and business benefits of being a Nevada LLC. These articles contain required contact information for the business as well as other required information like registered agent information.
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Step 1: Determine if you need to change your Nevada Articles of Organization
Nevada Articles of Organization are the foundational document of your business, so you need to change them if anything about your business’s public information changes. This can mean simple changes like a business name change. It can also mean more complex changes like adding or deleting articles. If you need to make any kind of Nevada LLC amendment, you’ll need to notify the state.
Some reasons you need to notify the state about changes include:
- Updating public contact information
- Changing registered agent for service of process
- Modifying details of the business for compliance and auditing reasons
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If your Articles of Organization aren’t current, your Nevada LLC can’t get a Nevada Certificate of Good Standing. A Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by the state saying your business has paid all required fees and filed all required paperwork. It confirms that your business is a valid Nevada business.
Inability to get a Certificate of Good Standing limits your Nevada business’s financial future. Some issues you’ll encounter if you can’t get a Certificate of Good Standing include:
- Inability to obtain a business bank account or credit
- Inability to get a commercial lease for office space
- Inability to raise capital from investors
- Inability to do business in another state or country
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Step 2: Identify what to change in your Nevada Articles of Organization
The Nevada Secretary of State has a few requirements for changes to your Nevada LLC Articles of Organization. When filing a Nevada LLC amendment, the filing needs to set forth:
- The name of the LLC
- Whether the LLC is managed by members or a manager
- The desired amendment(s) to the Articles of Organization
Step 3: File your Nevada LLC amendment
To file an amendment, you’ll need to have the amendment signed by a manager or member of your Nevada LLC. You’ll also need to know whether you are filing the form before or after the issuance of members’ interests. There are two different forms for the Amendment to Articles of Organization depending on which situation you are in.
Be as specific as possible about what amendments you’re making. Nevada provides a broadly worded form for you to describe your amendment. Provide documentation where necessary to make clear how you want your changes to be displayed in official records.
If you need to change your registered agent, Nevada has a separate Statement of Change of Registered Agent form. Note that you need to include this form with an amendment or restatement if you wish to change your registered agent. We can help you with this through our Nevada registered agent service. We’ve helped businesses all over Nevada get the registered agent help they need.
You can file an amendment or a Statement of Change of Registered Agent through the Nevada Secretary of State’s online business portal called Silver Flume. There are also in-person filing options for expedited processing, but check with your regional office for hours and cost.
Nevada Amendment of Articles of Organization vs. Restated Articles of Organization
You may restate your Articles of Organization at any time. This is done using the same form as you’d use to make an amendment, but you would include additional forms that identify the changes. We can help with our Worry-Free Compliance service. By providing you with two yearly amendments, we help you navigate the sometimes confusing amendment and restatement process.
Nevada Articles of Amendment vs. Certificate of Correction
Nevada offers the option to correct your Nevada LLC information instead of making a full Nevada LLC amendment. The Certificate of Correction is where you’d correct a typo or a minor defect to the Articles of Organization.
We can help keep your Nevada LLC compliant
We help form registered businesses all over Nevada. We can also help you stay compliant with your Worry-Free Compliance service. By helping you with two yearly amendments, we help take your mind off of paperwork and put it back on your business. Our wide array of services can help you start your business in Nevada and remain compliant for years to come.
Disclaimer: The content on this page is for information purposes only, and does not constitute legal, tax, or accounting advice. If you have specific questions about any of these topics, seek the counsel of a licensed professional.
- Do I need an attorney to amend my Articles of Organization in Nevada?
No, you don’t need an attorney to make a Nevada LLC amendment. However, each business needs to make a decision regarding its needs and desires. In some cases, you may want an attorney’s advice.
- What business changes can be reported in a Nevada LLC Articles of Amendment form?
Any change about a business’s public information like name, address, members, managers, and registered agent can be reported. Updates to articles need to be reported too.
- Are Nevada LLC Articles of Amendment the same as an annual report?
These are two different types of forms. The Nevada annual report is filed yearly, but Articles of Amendment need only be filed when you make changes to your company.
- How long does it take to file LLC Articles of Amendment in Nevada?
Nevada gives the filer the choice of whether they want normal processing (about a week); 24-hour processing (for a higher fee); two-hour processing (an even higher fee); or one-hour processing (the highest fee).
- What will I receive from the state of Nevada when the LLC Articles of Amendment are filed?
The type of confirmation you’ll receive depends upon whether you file electronically, by mail, or in person, and whether you choose expedited processing.