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Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller's Office Will Issue State Business Licenses Beginning Oct. 1
Posted Date: 9/10/2009
New License Application and Corporate Filing Forms
Now Available at

(Carson City, NV – September 10, 2009) – Beginning October 1, 2009, Secretary of State Ross Miller’s office will begin issuing annual state business licenses that all entities are required to have to conduct business in Nevada. The Nevada Department of Taxation will continue to issue state business licenses through September 30.

The new business license form and updated initial and annual list of officers forms are available online under the Licensing Center at Starting October 1, businesses can begin submitting both forms online in one seamless transaction. Business representatives can also apply for and be issued a license in person at the Secretary of State’s Annex at 202 N. Carson St. in Carson City and at the Las Vegas office in the Grant Sawyer Building at 555 E. Washington, Suite 5200.

The 2009 Legislature approved AB 146, which transfers the authority to issue annual business licenses and collect the business license fee from the Department of Taxation to the Secretary of State. The legislation also provides for the development of a new business portal in the Secretary of State’s office. The portal will eventually provide a more comprehensive one-stop shop for businesses incorporated in Nevada.

Secretary of State Ross Miller says his goal is to make Nevada the gold standard for business services in the country. “The consolidation of the business license program with the other services my office provides is the first step toward creating an online service like no other state offers,” he said. “Our goal is to provide a single portal where businesses can conduct most or all of their transactions with state government. We’re looking forward to giving new and existing businesses yet another reason to come to Nevada.”

The change in the administration of the state business license will enable businesses to apply, pay the license fee, and be issued a state business license online at Online payment options will be expanded to included debit card, e-check, credit card or a trust account.

Business entities formed under Title 7 of the Nevada Revised Statutes that are required to file an initial or annual list of officers will file for their annual business license at the time the annual list is filed. The business’ annual $200 business license fee may be prorated based on when their current state business license expires. Other businesses, such as sole proprietorships and partnerships, will file with the Secretary of State for a renewal of their existing license not later than the date of expiration or apply for a license when they begin conducting business in Nevada.

All businesses are encouraged to visit and click on the State Business License Information button under the Licensing Center to find answers to frequently asked questions about the business license requirements. While at the site, businesses should also click on to learn more about why Nevada is such a great state to start and conduct a business.