Nebraska Articles of Incorporation

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What Are Nebraska Articles of Incorporation?

Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.

Incorporating provides many important benefits:

  • Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
  • Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
  • Provides governance and adds credibility

Fast Facts

For Domestic Corporations:

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State
Form:

Articles of Incorporation

Instructions:

Mail, in-person, or online eDelivery

Agency Fee:

$60 + $5/page for up to $10,000 authorized stock. $100 + $5/page for $10,001 - $25,000 authorized stock.

Turnaround:

~1-2 business days online. ~5-7 business days by mail.

Law:

Nebraska Revised Statute 21-220

Notes:
  • Include your name and address for correspondence, but not on your articles which get scanned into public record.
  • Submit two copies.

For Domestic Professional Corporations:

Agency:Nebraska Secretary of State
Form:

Articles of Incorporation

Agency Fee:

Depends on capital stock, minimum of $60.


Other Helpful Nebraska Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Nebraska.


Nebraska Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority of directors, unless bylaws or articles of incorporation fix a different number. No less than one third.

Nebraska Officers


Nebraska Bylaws

  • Required: Yes.

Nebraska Annual Shareholder Meeting

  • Required: Yes.
  • Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.

Nebraska Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Not required.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.

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