form an llc in arkansas

Arkansas LLC Basics & Helpful Information

General Overview of the Arkansas LLC

This article is meant to be a general overview of the LLC formation process and other basic issues related to Arkansas LLCs.

The initial filing fee for an LLC in Arkansas (i.e. the filing fee for the Articles of Organization) is $45 if filed online or $50 if you file paper version of the Articles of Organization.

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A new Arkansas LLC is officially created when the Secretary of State has accepted the Articles of Organization. If completed online before 3pm, and if accepted by the SOS, the new LLC is formed in 1 to 2 days. If mailed the processing time can take up to 2 to 3 weeks.
Arkansas LLCs are required to file information returns with the Internal Revenue Service and Arkansas Department of Finance & Administration.

An Arkansas LLC must file annual franchise tax reports with the Arkansas Secretary of State by May 1st of each year after the LLC is formed in Arkansas. The annual franchise tax rate for an LLC is $150/year.

Learn more about Arkansas Franchise Taxes

Form an LLC in Arkansas

Use this step-by-step summary to help guide you through the process of forming an Arkansas LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

Registering a Foreign LLC in Arkansas

Helpful Tips & Links

Use an LLC formation service like IncFile to help you form an LLC in Arkansas. They have LLC formation packages starting at $49 (plus the state filing fee).


Arkansas SOS Available Forms
Articles of Organization – Online Filing
Business Name search
Franchise Tax Info
Full Fee Schedule
Arkansas Business Licenses
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search