Arizona LLC Requirements

Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.

Cost to form an Arizona LLC

At BizFilings, we clearly outlines our fees and the Arizona state fee. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:

  • BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
  • State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Arizona with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Organization.

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LLC name

The name of an LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "L.C.," "LC," "LLC" or "L.L.C." The word “Association” cannot be used in an LLC name. With the words “Bank,” “Banc” and “Bancorp,” the company must be a bank and approval of the name is needed from the Department of Banking.

Member/Manager information

The following are Arizona’s requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
  • Residence requirements. Arizona does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Arizona does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.

Requirements for the Articles of Organization

The document required to form an LLC in Arizona is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Arizona's requirements include:

  • Registered agent. LLCs must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Arizona. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Arizona Registered Agent Service

Other filings required at time of incorporation

Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the LLC formation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Arizona requires the following:

  • Publication requirement. Arizona requires LLCs to publish notice of the incorporation within 60 days of incorporation in a publication (i.e. newspaper) in the known place of business for three consecutive publications.

Professional services businesses

Arizona allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form professional limited liability companies (PLLCs).

After forming a limited liability company (LLC) , you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability an LLC provides its owner(s). This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Arizona LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Arizona:

  • Annual report. Arizona does not require LLCs to file an annual report.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Arizona LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Arizona .
  • Federal tax identification number (EIN). An EIN is required for LLCs that will have employees. Additionally, most banks require an EIN in order to open a business bank account.
  • State tax identification number. Arizona does not require a state tax identification number.

Business licenses

Licenses. Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.

Additional Arizona information

View the following additional resources BizFilings has for forming and maintaining companies in Arizona:

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