Starting a Nebraska LLC
A Nebraska Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.
An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).
File your Nebraska Certificate of Organization with the Nebraska Secretary of State and wait for your LLC to be approved. The Secretary of State doesn’t have a form for this, but we’ve developed a free Nebraska LLC Certificate of Organization Template that you can use.
You can file your LLC by mail or online. Filing your Nebraska LLC by mail costs $105 and approval takes 3-5 business days. Filing your Nebraska online costs $108 and approval takes 1-2 business days.
Note: Filing times may take longer due to the current global situation and government delays. Please see how long does it take to get an LLC in Nebraska.
After your Nebraska LLC is approved, you must publish a notice about your new company in a local newspaper (Nebraska LLC Publication Requirement).
Next, complete your Nebraska LLC Operating Agreement and get your Nebraska EIN Number (aka Federal Tax ID Number) from the IRS. You should also research whether your small business needs a Nebraska Business License or other permits to operate.
In order to keep your Nebraska LLC in compliance, you need to file an Nebraska LLC Biennial Report every 2 years. The fee is $10 and it’s due between January 2nd and April 1st of every odd-numbered year. Another annual requirement is to file your Nebraska LLC Taxes with the state and the IRS.