There is a tremendous amount of confusion and misinformation about nominee services and what they are designed to do. Simply put, a nominee holds an office in your corporation or limited liability company that will appear in the public record. In this way you can preserve the anonymity of the assets or businesses that you control. The less the public knows about your affairs, the less engaged they can become.
There are also very different levels of "nominee service": In Nevada, the most common type is "nominee for a day" where a nominee is appointed in the morning, the annual state filing is completed by lunch, and by dinner the nominee has resigned. Commonly $500.00 is charged for the one day "rental" of the nominee.
In the offshore world, this type of service is considered laughable! There, the nominee serves year round, is available to execute various documents and even speak with third parties when necessary. This is the type of nominee service that we have chosen to provide, yet our annual fee is only $425.00. We do charge for "special projects" and "document execution", although only a small percentage of our clients actually request this.
Even though stockholders of Nevada corporations or members of (manager-managed) LLC's are not listed in the Secretary of State records there is often an assumption made that the Officers or Managers listed are the major stockholders or members. To eliminate this possibility we offer "nominee" services; the ultimate in privacy.
We provide a "nominee" that serves year long to fulfill the Offices that are a matter of public record. You operate your company from a non public record office, such as C.E.O. or Executive Vice President, giving you total operational control. You maintain total ownership control and ultimate overall control through confidential Nevada Stock ownership or LLC membership. We include:
|For a Corporation:
||Nominee President, Secretary, Treasurer, Director AND Offshore Custodian of Stock Ledger.
|For an LLC:
||Nominee Manager, Secretary AND an Offshore Custodian of the Membership List.
Since 2012 we have provided (at no additional cost) "Offshore Nominees": This strategy provides you with maximum privacy and protection because the offshore nominee is outside the jurisdiction of a U.S. Court and therefore not subject to the subpoena power of the court. This service is often not available from our competitors, or if available may cost up to $5000.00 per year in additional fees. N.B. The appointment of an "offshore" officer in NO way creates ANY offshore tax reporting issues or any special IRS filings whatsoever.
As a result of the passing of SB60 2013
, Nevada Statutes (NRS 78.105)
and (NRS 86.241)
require all Entities to maintain records at their Registered Office and all Nevada Registered Agents to maintain records on their Corporate clients. These requirements now include maintaining copies of Operating Agreements/Bylaws as well as the Stock Ledger and/or Membership Listing for an LLC. In lieu of the stock ledger the corporation may keep a statement setting out the name of the custodian of the stock ledger, and the complete mailing or street address where the stock ledger is kept. Registered Agents now face fines for non-compliance as well as their company registration being revoked NRS 77.443
Effective October 1, 2013 NRS 86.246 the Secretary of State may now request copies of Operating Agreements/Bylaws as well as the Stock Ledger and/or Membership Listing from the Registered Agent
....... But don't worry! (sarcastic)..... The Secretary Of State promises to keep the information confidential, and only release it in certain circumstances and to certain parties NRS 76.160
... such as...The I.R.S., any agency of any state charged with the administration or enforcement of laws relating to workers’ compensation, unemployment compensation, public assistance, taxation, labor or gaming and to any law enforcement agency in the course of a criminal investigation, or to any agency or political subdivision of any State or the United States in the course of an enforcement action......Additionally, many other Government Agencies continue to use 3rd Party Record Keeper Summons
to obtain this ownership information from the Registered Agent. The Registered Agent is an easy target since every company must have one, and they must be listed in the public record and must be available to receive service of process. OUR SOLUTION: -
In line with our philosophy
and our internationalization
we have improved our Nominee
Service to include an Offshore Custodian of Stock Ledger
: If your package includes this service, upon request, the Secretary of State will simply receive a statement setting out the name of the custodian of the stock ledger, and the complete mailing or street address where the stock ledger/membership listing is kept. In this case by the Secretary of your Company (that happens to be located in a secure offshore jurisdiction). The Bylaws and Operating Agreement (also improved) contain no personal information, just the rules and Regulations regarding the Company management. The capitalization and membership of the LLC is listed in a separate document that is not a part of the Operating Agreement.
You operate your company from a non public record office, such as C.E.O. or Executive Vice President, giving you total operational control. You maintain total ownership control and ultimate overall control through confidential Nevada Stock ownership or LLC membership.
As Officers of your corporation or Manager or your LLC we do not intend to involve ourselves in your business. This is a comprehensive year long service and not "Officer for a Day" unlike many of our competitors. The service is intended solely to eliminate your name from the Secretary of State records and in doing so provide you the privacy you deserve. Because we do not wish to involve ourselves in your business, we will not provide this service for a company whose activities are subject to special licensing and/or special regulation in Nevada. Examples of such regulated industries are Insurance, Mortgage, Law and Gaming but include others. If you are unsure if your proposed activity is regulated in Nevada, please contact us before placing your order.
Privacy even when registering in your "home State"
It is usually very easy to maintain your privacy from the public record, even in your home State, by incorporating in Nevada, then filing as a "Foreign Corporation or LLC" in the State where you wish to conduct business confidentially. This service is available in any State, but since we have had many client requests, we have developed special programs for California and Florida.
For LLC's we also offer a "Nominee Federal Tax Return Signature Service". When the LLC tax return is prepared, simply send it to us for signature. Cost is only $250.00 and includes the special authorizing resolution.
Please note: This service is only available within certain
incorporation packages, so please compare packages