Arkansas 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.

What is the cost to form an Arkansas LLC?

At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Arkansas 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 form an LLC in Arkansas with standard turn-around.
  • Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
  • 24-hour turn-around. Arkansas has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
  • 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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What are the rules for an LLC name in Arkansas?

The name of a LLC must end with "Limited Liability Company," "Limited Company," "LLC," "L.L.C.," "LC" or "L.C." The word "Limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd." and the word "Company" may be abbreviated as "Co."

What are the requirements for Member/Manager information in Arkansas?

The following are Arkansas's requirements for the members/managers of LLCs:

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

What are the requirements for the Articles of Organization in Arkansas?

The document required to form an LLC in Arkansas is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Arkansas'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 Arkansas. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Arkansas Registered Agent Service

Professional services businesses

Arkansas 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 Arkansas LLCs.

LLC taxes and fees

The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Arkansas:

  • Annual report. Arkansas requires LLCs to file a franchise tax report by May 1 of the year following incorporation and annually thereafter. The fee is $150.
  • Taxes. For complete details on state taxes for Arkansas LLCs, visit Business Owner's Toolkit or the State of Arkansas .
  • 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. Arkansas does not require a state tax identification number.

Business 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 Arkansas information

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

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