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  • If I am registered as a domestic partner in Nevada, will my domestic partnership be automatically converted to a marriage as a result of the Ninth Circuit ruling?

  • Where can I find a copy of the order issued by the Ninth Circuit?

  • Am I required to terminate my domestic partnership in order to get married in Nevada?

  • My partner and I wish to get married in Nevada, and no longer wish to be in a domestic partnership. What is the process for married spouses to terminate their domestic partnership?

  • I want to get married in Nevada, where can I get a marriage license?

  • If am in a same sex marriage in another State, does Nevada now recognize that marriage?

  • What is a benefit corporation?

  • How do I register my corporation as a benefit corporation?

  • What is the charitable solicitation registration statement?

  • How do I add the charitable solicitation registration statement to my entity?

  • How do I obtain the charitable solicitation registration statement exemption for my entity?

  • How do I file the charitable solicitation registration statement or exemption for my entity if its Initial/Annual List is not due?

  • How do I amend the information in my filed Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement for my entity?

  • How can I terminate my domestic partnership if I was married to my partner in another State, and now we are divorced?

  • When a non-profit corp. or charitable org. such as a public broadcaster conducts on-air solicitations to fund its operations and programming, are disclosures required before every on-air solicitation?

  • If a nonprofit corporation or charitable organization hosts a telethon or radio-thon, must the on-air local host read the required disclosures before every program or JUST before every program?

  • When we run a nationally produced pledge program, must we run a disclosure slide before the program, or edit the program to add the slide before every break?

  • For a television broadcast, is the on-air host subject to the solicitation disclosure rules if printed text providing the disclosure appears on the screen?

  • We run public service messages for other nonprofits in support of their fundraising efforts. Must we require them to add the disclosures to all spots public and commercial broadcasters provide?

  • Are disclosures required when as part of national programming an item is sold for which the public broadcaster receives a small royalty or waiver of programming fees?

  • As a client do I have to sign the disclosure statement and does the document preparation service/registrant need to provide me a copy?

  • Is the document preparation service/registrant required to make any disclosures to me before engaging in service?

  • Is a document preparation service/registrant required to enter into a contract with a client?

  • What does the contract require?

  • Is a contract ever voidable?

  • Is there a standard contract or contract template that the document preparation services/registrant can use?

  • What if the document preparation service/registrant does not comply with the contract requirement?

  • If there is a dispute over fees or costs between the document preparation service/registrant and the client, can the document preparation service/registrant retain the client’s documents?

  • Does a document preparation service/registrant need to display his or her Certificate of Registration?

  • Does a document preparation service/registrant have to display the state business license?

  • How do I verify if a business providing document preparation services is registered?

  • How do I check to see if a registrant is suspended or revoked?

  • Are document preparation services allowed to provide legal advice?

  • Can a document preparation service/registrant use or advertises services as a Notario?

  • Can a notary public use the term Notario?

  • Can a document preparation service/registrant who is also notary public advertise his or her services as a notary in a language other than English?

  • Does the Secretary of State provide a list of person appointed a notary public in this State?

  • How do I check to verify a person is a notary public?

  • How do I check to see if a How do I check to find out if a document preparation service/registrant is a licensed attorney?

  • Does the Secretary of State’s directory of registrants tell me if someone is a licensed attorney in the State of Nevada?

  • What do I do if I think a document preparation service is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law?

  • Can the Secretary of State’s office represent me in court?

  • How do I check to see if a registrant is suspended or revoked?

  • How do I file a complaint?

  • What information do I need to file a complaint?

  • What happens after I submit a complaint?

  • Can I submit a complaint anonymously?

  • What types of complaints can the Secretary of State’s office handle?

  • Can the Secretary of State’s office represent me in court?

  • What do I do if I think a document preparation service is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law?

  • Are document preparation services /registrants allowed to provide legal advice?

  • How do I check to find out if a document preparation service/registrant is a licensed attorney?

  • Does the Secretary of State’s directory of registrant’s tell me if someone is a licensed attorney in the state of Nevada?

  • Must for-profit entities abide by AB 60 disclosure requirements when marketing and fundraising for a charity?

  • What does "charitable contrbution" mean?

  • What does “solicit charitable contributions” mean?

  • How do I become a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization?

  • When is a Charitable Solicitation Registration Statement (CSRS) required to be filed?

  • Is there an additional fee for the CSRS?

  • What information is required on the CSRS form?

  • What is a Form 990?

  • Is the information contained in the CSRS public information?

  • Will the names and addresses of the executive personnel be public information?

  • What happens if a nonprofit corporation does not submit the CSRS with the list of officers when the box is checked "Yes"?

  • Can I file my list of officers and the CSRS online?

  • Are there any exemptions from filing the CSRS?

  • Is there a filing required to claim exemption from the CSRS?

  • Do I need to make any disclosures when soliciting any type of donation or contribution, charitable or otherwise?

  • Does wording of disclosure have to be used in situations where the donation is unsolicited? Or, will a disclosure in the acknowledgement and receipt suffice?

  • If our non-profit is registered in another state, can we solicit in Nevada without being registered here?

  • We are a NV-registered affiliate of a national organization. Must solicitations to NV donors made on our behalf by our national office (located out of state) comply with AB 60 disclosure requirements?

  • Third-party processors that represent our organization in fundraising campaigns use their own forms with language with which we cannot control. Is our Nevada nonprofit noncompliant?

  • What about girls who sell Girl Scout cookies to raise funds? We assume that this would not apply as it is not a charitable donation. Is our assumption correct?

  • My organization hosts an event where the ticket price covers the meal and entertainment costs, and the remainder is diverted to our general revenue. Is solicitation disclosure required?

  • Does the CSRS require a signature under penalty of perjury?

  • Which name must the charitable organization provide?

  • We assume that membership solicitations are not charitable solicitations; hence, AB 60 disclosures do not apply. Is that correct?

  • We assume that unsolicited grant proposals have to comply with AB 60. Is that correct?

  • We assume that garage sales fundraisers have to comply with AB 60. Is that correct?

  • If the full name of the nonprofit is clear and conspicuous and clearly readable in the logo, can that be used in conjunction with the other required wording?

  • Many online donor platforms cannot distinguish NV-based donors until transactions are complete. Will disclosure of acknowledgements and receipts suffice, rather than “before making a commitment"?

  • Will a tagline or slogan suffice for the purpose?

  • Will a mission statement suffice for the purpose?

  • Do coin canisters and clothing donation boxes have to include AB 60 wording on them to be in compliance?

  • We assume that kids asking for donations at a charity event have to comply with AB 60. Is that correct?

  • What is the Declaration of Eligibility for State Business License Form?

  • What happens if I do not submit the declaration form with my annual list of officers?

  • Do I need to submit the declaration form if I am not exempt and intend to maintain a State Business License?

  • Can I file my annual list, claim for business license exemption and the declaration form online?

  • What constitutes a governmental entity for the purposes of the Nevada State Business License?

  • What constitutes a nonprofit entity for the purposes of the Nevada State Business License exemption?

  • My business does not make a profit. Am I not allowed the 002 exemption?

  • What constitutes a home-based business for the purposes of the Nevada State Business License?

  • I have a separate shop, but maintain a home office related to my business that I do work out of. Do I qualify for the 003 Exemption?

  • Do I qualify for the 003 exemption if my business is open to the general public?

  • I am doing business as a Nevada Corporation. Am I eligible for the home-based business exemption?

  • Does my Nevada entity qualify for the 003 home-based business exemption if my home is outside the state of Nevada?

  • I have a corporation, LLC, or other Title 7 entity that owns four or fewer rental dwellings. Do I qualify for the 004 exemption?

  • What if I am an LLC or s-corp that is disregarded for tax purposes and treated like a sole proprietorship, could I then qualify for the 004 exemption?

  • I am an actor or entertainer who performs in motion pictures. Do I qualify for the 005 – Motion Picture Company Exemption?

  • Am I eligible for the 005 exemption if I am a motion picture studio located in Nevada?

  • Is any insurance company eligible for the 006 – NRS Insurance Company Exemption?

  • I offer investment and other services with my insurance services. Can I still qualify for the 006 exemption?

  • My insurance license, or certificate of authority issued by the Nevada Division of Insurance, has expired or is revoked. Am I still eligible for the 006 exemption?

  • How can I terminate my domestic partnership if my partner is deceased?

  • I.D. Requirements at the Polls

  • How can I terminate a domestic partnership if my partner is unwilling to sign the termination form or if she/he has deserted me and therefore is unavailable to sign the termination form?

  • PAPERLESS FILING REQUIREMENTS FOR INVESTMENT ADVISERS

  • Do I declare my political party affiliation when I register to vote?

  • May I vote if I’ve been convicted of a crime?

  • What happens after I submit my voter registration application?

  • Can I check my voter information online?

  • What are the qualifications to register to vote in Nevada?

  • Do I have to vote on Election Day?

  • What is Early Voting?

  • How do I vote by mail or absentee?

  • Can I register to vote on Election Day?

  • What type of voting system does Nevada use?

  • I didn’t vote in the last election, do I need to re-register?

  • Where do I send my voter registration form once I’ve filled it out?

  • I registered to vote at the DMV and the county says I’m not registered, what should I do?

  • I just moved away to go to college, how do I vote in Nevada?

  • May a college student register and vote from his or her school address in Nevada?

  • 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?

  • Are Durable Powers of Attorney for Health Care Decisions governed by State law?

  • If One Partner In A Domestic Partnership Legally Changes His Or Her Name After Registering For A Domestic Partnership, Does The Partnership Have To Be Amended?

  • Is Either Partner Required To Change His Or Her Legal Name If Entering Into A Domestic Partnership?

  • If My Partner And I Are Registered As Domestic Partners or Married In Another State, Does Nevada Recognize That Partnership?

  • What New Legal And Financial Rights And Responsibilities Do We Have As Registered Domestic Partners?

  • Does A Domestic Partnership Affect My Partner’s Ability To Receive Health Care Benefits From My Employer?

  • What About A Ceremony In My Church Or Other Organization, Secular Or Religious, To Recognize My Domestic Partnership?

  • Is There A Charge For A File Stamped Copy Of The Termination Form?

  • Will I Receive A Copy Of My Termination Of Domestic Partnership When I File It?

  • Is There A Fee For Terminating A Domestic Partnership?

  • Can A Domestic Partnership Be Terminated, And If So, How?

  • Will My Certificate Of Registered Domestic Partnership Be A Public Document?

  • Do You Offer A Ceremonial Copy Of The Certificate Of Registered Domestic Partnership?

  • Is There An Additional Fee For Expedite Service?

  • Can A Domestic Partnership Registration Be Expedited?

  • Is There A Charge For A File Stamped Copy?

  • Will I Receive A Copy Of My Declaration Of Domestic Partnership When I File It?

  • Can the Certificate Be Picked-Up at The Secretary Of State’s Office or Will It Be Mailed?

  • What if My Declaration is Rejected?

  • What If I Want To Pay By Debit Or Credit Card?

  • To Whom Do I Make Out My Check?

  • Is There A Fee For Filing?

  • Can I File For A Domestic Partnership Online Or Via The Web?

  • How Do I File A Domestic Partnership?

  • Are Domestic Partnerships Limited To Same-Sex Couples?

  • Who Is Eligible To Enter Into A Domestic Partnership?

  • What Is A “Domestic Partnership” As Defined In Nevada Law?

  • How Is A Form Accepted?

  • What Happens To My Declaration Of Domestic Partnership After I File It With The Secretary Of State?

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

  • What constitutes “doing business” in Nevada?

  • I received a notice from a Nevada newspaper stating that I need to publish a list of assets and liabilities. Do I need to do this?

  • What needs to be published?

  • Can I get an extension on the due date for publication of the annual statement?

  • Does it matter what newspaper I use?

  • How do I know if I am doing business in Nevada?

  • I am not a corporation. I am a Partnership or LLC. Do I need to comply with NRS 80.190?

  • I am a privately held foreign corporation. Do I need to comply with NRS 80.190?

  • I am a non-profit corporation. Do I need to comply with NRS 80.190?

  • I complied with NRS 80.190 and the newspaper sent me a proof of publication. Do I need to file this with the Secretary of State?

  • What happens if I don't comply with NRS 80.190?

  • Does a foreign corporation have obligations other than NRS 80.190 in order to transact business in Nevada?

  • How do I register to vote?

  • What address do I use? My college residence address or my hometown address?

  • I am a Nevada resident attending college in Nevada, where can I register to vote?

  • I am a Nevada resident attending college outside of Nevada, where can I register to vote?

  • I am not a Nevada resident, but am attending college in Nevada, where can I register to vote?

  • Where do I vote?

  • Have more questions on how to register to vote?

  • What is an advance directive?

  • Why do I need an advance directive?

  • Why file a copy of my advance directive with the Living Will Lockbox?

  • What types of advance directives can be filed with the Lockbox?

  • Who should know about my advance directive?

  • Can I make changes to my advance directive once I have filed it with the Lockbox?

  • Does it cost anything to file my advance directive with Lockbox?

  • If I am a health care provider, how do I become an authorized health care provider with access to documents?

  • Can an agent acting on my behalf file with the Living Will Lockbox?

  • What do I do if I let my UCC filing lapse and it should still be active?

  • How many different actions can be performed per form?

  • What is a correction statement?

  • What is the effective period of a financing statement?

  • What information is required to file a UCC1 financing statement?

  • How should I provide the debtor's information?

  • Where do I file my UCC1 financing statement?

  • What forms do you accept for filing?

  • When I conduct a search, why didn't I receive information on similar names?

  • Are social security and/or tax identification numbers required?

  • What is a "TRUST ACCOUNT" and what are its benefits?

  • How do I open a Trust Account?

  • Why should I file online?

  • What are the Mark filing fees?

  • Who needs to register?

  • What are the requirements for licensing?

  • What if the agent is registered/licensed in another state?

  • What are the requirements for maintenance and renewal of registration?

  • What is IARD?

  • I want to file as a Nevada based investment adviser. How do I file an application for an investment adviser to license in Nevada?

  • Where and when is the IARD available?

  • I am currently licensed as an investment adviser in Nevada. Am I required to file through the IARD?

  • How much are the application fees and how do I pay them?

  • How will renewal fees be paid?

  • The IARD system only allows for Part 1 of the new Form ADV to be filed. Do I still have to file Part II of the Form ADV?

  • The Form ADV filed through IARD is not the same Form ADV that I have filed with the Nevada Securities Division. What do I need to re-file through the IARD system?

  • Do I have to file amendments to Form ADV?

  • How are licensing of representatives of investment advisers going to change?

  • What chapters of the Nevada Revised Statutes contain the provisions for Service Marks, Trademarks and Trade Names?

  • Where do I submit my Mark registration and other Mark forms?

  • Where do I get Mark forms?

  • What is the difference between a Service Mark, tradeMark and Trade Name?

  • What is the duration of a "Mark"?

  • What is a specimen?

  • Do all three specimens (sample of use) need to be different or can they all be the same?

  • What is the date of first use?

  • Can I get a renewal form from your website?

  • Does my national tradeMark preclude me from filing in the state of Nevada?

  • Can I renew my Mark online?

  • Can I register for more than one Mark on an application?

  • Can I list more than one classification number on the application?

  • What if the applicant address has changed within the 5-year registration period?

  • Which form do I use if I sell or transfer the Mark to another party?

  • Where can I get information on the placement, size, content and time-frames for campaign signs?

  • Can I get a list of candidates for all offices in Nevada?

  • Can I write my name on the ballot or write someone else's name on the ballot as a candidate?

  • Does Nevada have a "None of These Candidates" or "None of the Above" option on the ballot?

  • When is election day?

  • How can I get a copy of the election laws in Nevada?

  • Where can I find a list of all of the pertinent election dates?

  • Who can register to vote?

  • Can I register to vote online?

  • What is the deadline for registering if I want to vote in a particular election?

  • When would I need to update my registration?

  • Where can I find the number of registered voters in Nevada?

  • What are acceptable forms of ID?

  • I am unable to go to the polls on election day, how can I vote?

  • How do I get an absent ballot for the upcoming elections?

  • When is early voting?

  • How can I get election results on election night?

  • Can I vote via the internet?

  • Where can I find the election returns from prior years?

  • How do I file an Assumed Name or DBA (Doing Business As)?

  • How do I check name availability and reserve an entity name?

  • How can I obtain information on the status of a particular entity?

  • How can I find information about an old stock certificate?

  • How can I obtain the forms to file my Articles of Incorporation, or any other Commercial Recordings documents?

  • How can I view the current officers, managers, etc., of a corporation or other entity?

  • What if I do not receive my documents or copies?

  • How do I request a refund of an overpayment?

  • Can I get the colored charters and certificates that were offered in the past?

  • How can I obtain a copy of a business entity record on file with the Secretary of State?

  • Are there any restricted words that cannot be used in an entity's name or purpose without prior authorization?

  • Can I file my Initial, Annual or Amended List online?

  • How do I set up an account to file a document online?

  • Why have I not received documents filed or the certificates I have ordered online?

  • To whom do I make out my check?

  • What are some of the reasons filings are rejected?

  • Can I search a trademark, trade name or service mark online?

  • Do I get my original documents back upon processing or if rejected?

  • Do you offer expedited services?

  • Where can I get answers to tax questions?

  • How do I obtain a "Certificate of Good Standing?"

  • How can I view sample Certificates of Good Standing?

  • How do I verify an electronic Certificate of Good Standing?

  • How do I reinstate a revoked entity?

  • Who is Eligible?

  • Do I have to be a resident of Nevada?

  • If I'm relocating to Nevada, how do I become a participant?

  • How does CAP work?

  • Will the address work for all business agreements?

  • What if there is a child custody issue?

  • Is information released over the phone?

  • Can I still register to vote?

  • How do I apply?

  • How long can I be in the program?

  • How can my agency become certified?

  • How often are agencies trained?