State Business License - FAQ

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  • What is the State Business License annual renewal fee, and when is it due?

  • Is there a penalty for late filing of the State Business License?

  • Will a List of Officers or a Business License Application be rejected if not accompanied by the fees?

  • What does it mean if I am in default?

  • Will the Department of Taxation be notified if my business license is in default?

  • If my business goes into default, how do I gain active status again?

  • I am applying for a local business license. How can I prove that I have a current state business license?

  • What is the Nevada Business Identification Number?

  • I need a copy of my Business License. Is there a fee and how do I obtain a copy?

  • I have filed my articles of incorporation. When must I file my Initial List of Officers and pay the State Business License fee?

  • Can I file an Initial/Annual List of Officers and Business License separately?

  • Can I expedite my business license application/renewal?

  • Am I required to notify the Secretary of State if I close my business?

  • Can I call, email or send a letter indicating that I am closing my business?

  • Will the Department of Taxation be notified of my cancelled status?

  • If I cease doing business in Nevada, am I eligible for a refund for any part of the unexpired State Business License?

  • What happens if I let my entity go into default and/or revocation by not filing an annual list or business license renewal?

  • Is there an additional fee for using the online service?

  • Will the Nevada Business Entity Search list the status of my business license?

  • I am a nonprofit corporation. Am I required to have a State Business License?

  • I am a Corporation Sole. Am I required to have a State Business License?

  • I am a sole proprietor. Am I required to have a State Business License?

  • Are real estate agents and brokers required to obtain a State Business License?

  • Are there any other requirements for businesses obtaining a State Business License?

  • What is meant by “person who operates a business from his home”?

  • What is meant by “open to the general public”?

  • Are trade show or convention participants required to obtain a State Business License?

  • If a partnership does not report to the IRS as a partnership on IRS form 1065 and all the partners report income separately on Schedule C, is each partner required to secure a State Business License?

  • Can I pay my State Business License with an Amended List of Officers?

  • Are businesses selling at swap meets in this state required to obtain a State Business License?

  • Are a husband and wife considered one business for the purposes of obtaining a business license?

  • If I have several businesses, but they are all owned as sole proprietor businesses, do I need to get a State Business License for each one?

  • I am a sole proprietor. What is my entity name?

  • If I am a sole proprietor and have a corporation, LLC or other Title 7 entity with a State Business License, do I, as a sole proprietor, need to maintain a State Business License?

  • Is a single-member Limited Liability Company (LLC) required to maintain a State Business License?

  • Can I drop off my State Business License application without waiting in line?

  • Why do I need to file a Declaration of Eligibility for Exemption from the State Business License?

  • What if I fall in one of the groups of businesses that are not required to secure a State Business License?

  • What businesses are exceptions to or exempted from needing a State Business License?

  • What is a non-Title 7 or NT7 business?

  • What is a Title 7 entity?

  • What do I receive when I submit for a State Business License?

  • How do I obtain/apply for a State Business License?

  • What is the cost of a State Business License, and when is it due?

  • What is the State Business License, and who is required to file?

  • What constitutes “doing business” in Nevada?