Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you’ll want to understand state requirements for Arkansas incorporation.
The corporation's name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," "Company," "Limited" or an abbreviation thereof. It may not contain language stating or implying the corporation is organized for other business purposes, and must be distinguishable from names in use by certain other enumerated entities.
The following are Arkansas’s requirements for directors of corporations:
The document required to form a corporation in Arkansas is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Arkansas requirements include:
Arkansas allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
After forming a corporation, 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 a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Arkansas corporations.
Corporations must keep the following at the principal place of business or the registered agent’s office within the State of Arkansas:
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Arkansas:
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.
Arkansas recognizes the federal S corporation election, but also requires a state-level S corporation election.
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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