Certificate of Good Standing Nebraska

A Nebraska certificate of good standing verifies that a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation was legally formed and has been properly maintained.

In our Certificate of Good Standing Nebraska guide, we will discuss the requirements for good standing and exactly how to get a certificate of good standing in Nebraska.

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How Do I Get a Certificate of Good Standing in Nebraska?

You can obtain your Nebraska certificate of good standing by requesting it from the Secretary of State.

There are two main steps for getting your certificate of good standing:

1. Keep your LLC compliant

2. Order your certificate of good standing

What is a certificate of good standing? A certificate of good standing is a state document that verifies your business was legally formed and has been properly maintained.

Step 1. Make Sure Your Nebraska Business is Compliant

To qualify for a Nebraska certificate of good standing, your business must stay up-to-date with state compliance requirements:

Licenses & Permits

To operate your business in Nebraska, you must follow federal, state, and local licensing guidelines. This can include regulations like health permits and building permits.

You can find out more about state licensing requirements with the State of Nebraska website.

State Taxes

Depending on your business activity, you will have to register for different forms of Nebraska state tax. This can include sales tax, withholding tax, or Unemployment Insurance (UI) tax.

Biennial Reports

All Nebraska LLCs must file a biennial report, and all Nebraska corporations must file a biennial occupation tax report. These reports summarize your business’s finances and verify the business’s basic information including its principal office address and registered agent information.

The report is filed with the Secretary of State every two years either online or by mail. The filing fee for LLCs is $10, and the filing fee for corporations begins at $26.

Step 2. Order Your Nebraska Certificate of Good Standing

Once your business remains compliant with the state, you can request a Nebraska certificate of good standing from the Secretary of State. This can be done online.

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Filing Cost: $6.50 for an online certificate, $10 for a mailed certificate

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Do I Need a Certificate of Good Standing in Nebraska?

While you don’t necessarily need a Certificate of Good Standing to run your business in Nebraska, there are several instances where you may need to get one. These include:

  • Applying for business loans

Nebraska Certificate of Good Standing FAQ

What is a Nebraska certificate of good standing?

A certificate of good standing is a legal document that confirms that your business is compliant with state regulations.

Certificates of good standing are also known as certificates of status, certificates of existence, or certificates of compliance.

How do I get a certificate of good standing?

You can get a Nebraska certificate of good standing by remaining compliant with state regulations and ordering a certificate online.

How much does a certificate of good standing cost?

In Nebraska, ordering a certificate of good standing costs $6.50 for an online certificate and $10 for a mailed certificate.

How soon do you need a certificate of good standing?

Because many banks and insurance companies will want a business’s certificate of good standing in order to do business, we recommend getting one as soon as possible.

How long is the certificate of good standing valid for?

A Nebraska certificate of good standing does not have a set expiration date. However, requesters — such as banks, creditors, and foreign business states — often have their own guidelines for a certificate's validity.

What does a certificate of good standing mean?

Obtaining a Nebraska certificate of good standing means that the state recognizes your business as both active and compliant.

When do you need a certificate of good standing?

Nebraska businesses often need a certificate of good standing in order to do business outside of Nebraska, obtain business loans, open business bank accounts, or purchase business insurance.

Who is required to get a certificate of good standing?

Nebraska businesses are not legally required to obtain a certificate of good standing. However, your business may choose to get one if you decide to do business outside of Nebraska or get a business bank account.

Where do I find a certificate of good standing?

After ordering your Nebraska certificate of good standing, the Secretary of State will either mail you a copy or you can print it online.

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