Congratulations on securing your State License from the Nevada Secretary of State. So, what now? Can you legally conduct business? Well, more often than not, your business will be required to have a local license at the county or city level. Depending on the operation of your business, you may be required to secure what's called a "privilege license" in Nevada.
Classifying as a nonprofit organization has always been a popular choice for Nevada business owners when deciding on the classification of their new business entity. Not all businesses can be classified as a nonprofit or 501(c)(3), however. To qualify for 501(c)(3) status, an entity must be formed for charitable, educational, literary, religious, or scientific purposes. A 501(c)(3), as many people know, is eligible for federal and state tax exemptions - and thus drives the popularity of the classification. In this blog, we will go over things to keep in mind if you're thinking of forming a nonprofit organization.
There are many things to keep track of as a business owner. One of those is your business's current status with the State of Nevada. Keeping an eye on your standing with the state is simple but it's not uncommon for businesses to find themselves in default or revoked status. There are also business owners that find that their business has run its course and decide to dissolve the entity with the state. There is clearly a difference between dissolution and revocation. What are the differences and is it okay to let a business be revoked?
More than half of all new restaurants fail within the first year, and the statistics for other types of business aren't much higher. When you come up with a new business idea, you might spend years researching your idea and comparing other businesses before looking at funding or applying for loans. The most successful business owners plan for the unexpected problems that can pop up in the future.
With the rising popularity of short-term rental investments, and the growing interest of the public to find hotel alternatives, the local government in Nevada decided to take a closer look into the short-term rental industry. It's no surprise that the local authorities have begun to crack down on rentals without proper documentation. It's not only the government questioning these rentals but the neighbors of these homes as well. If you're planning on converting property in Southern Nevada into a short-term rental listing then you'll want to make sure you protect your investment with the proper documentation.
When should my hobby become a business? It sounds like a simple question but there isn't a simple answer, unfortunately. Whether it's sewing, painting, cooking, or performing - any hobbyist and business owner should understand the IRS's rules for what qualifies as a business or a hobby. Whether your venture is a hobby or a business affects your tax liability. In addition to the tax implications, you should also consider your legal requirements and protection.