Arkansas LLC

How to Form an LLC in Arkansas

How to Form an LLC in ArkansasAn Arkansas Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a legal structure used to protect your personal assets (home, car, bank account) in the event your business is sued.

An LLC can be used to operate a business, or an LLC can be used to hold assets (such as real estate, vehicles, boats, or aircraft).

Forming an LLC in Arkansas is simple. Search your Arkansas LLC name in the state database and select your Registered Agent.

File your Arkansas Articles of Organization online ($45) or by mail ($50). Approval time is 2-3 days if you file online and 1-2 weeks if you file by mail.

After your Arkansas LLC is approved, complete your Operating Agreement and get an EIN Number (aka Federal Tax ID Number) from the IRS.

Then make sure to pay your Arkansas Annual Franchise Tax every year to keep your LLC in compliance.

We’ve created a free course that will walk you through forming your own Arkansas LLC, step-by-step.

On desktop, the lessons are listed on your right. On mobile, the lessons are listed at the bottom of the page.

Need to save time? Have a professional LLC service file for you:
IncFile ($49 + state fee) or LegalZoom ($149 + state fee)
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  1. Greg jones March 22, 2017

    I need the number to call and pay my Arkansas llc yearly fee thanks Greg

    • Matt Horwitz March 22, 2017

      Hi Greg, the number to the Arkansas Secretary of State is 501-682-3409. You can find more information on the Arkansas Annual Franchise Tax Report here. Hope that helps!

  2. Jonathan C June 6, 2017

    I am starting a lawncare business and I am 16 years old . Can I get an llc in my own name ?

    • Matt Horwitz June 7, 2017

      Hi Jonathan, in most states, an LLC owner (member) must be 18 years or older. We just called the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office for you though and they stated the age requirement is 21. You may want to ring up a few local attorneys though and see what their thoughts are. There may be a few creative work-arounds to use for the next few years. I look through the AR LLC Act for you, but I could not find the age requirements. Also, you can operate the lawn care business as a Sole Proprietorship for the time being. Hope that helps. Best wishes!


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