How to form an Arkansas LLC [Step-by-step] - LLC University

Last updated October 31, 2020

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How to Form an LLC in Arkansas

How to form an LLC in Arkansas ← you are here
This Quick Start Guide is a brief overview of how to form an LLC in Arkansas.

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Arkansas LLC costs:
State filing fee: $45 (one-time fee)
Annual fee: $150 (every year)

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Here is a quick overview on starting 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 can be done online or by mail.

First, search your Arkansas LLC name in the state database and select your LLC’s 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 Arkansas LLC, step-by-step.

You can find the detailed lessons linked at the top of this page.

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Matt Horwitz
Founder & Educator, LLC University®
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12 comments on “Arkansas LLC”

Disclaimer: Nothing on this page shall be interpreted as legal or tax advice. Rules and regulations vary by location. They also change over time and are specific to your situation. Furthermore, this comment section is provided so people can share their thoughts and experience. Please consult a licensed professional if you have legal or tax questions.

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

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    • 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!

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

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    • 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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  3. I AM PLANNING ON STARTING A MOTORCYCLE TOWING BUSINESS . I WILL HAVE 2 VEHICLES USED FOR TOWING. THEY ARE CONVERTED HEARSES. I KNOW I HAVE TO GET BUSINESS AUTO INSURANCE FOR THEM (AND PLATES AND REGISTRATIONS) DO I ALSO NEED TO FORM AN LLC OR WILL THE AUTO INSURANCE COVER ME IN THE EVENT OF AN AUTO MISHAP?

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    • Hi Mary, you don’t have to form an LLC to run your business and to title your vehicles, but you certainly can. An LLC to run the business is a very common setup as it protects your personal assets in the event of a lawsuit. You don’t have to title the vehicles into the LLC, but you certainly can. As for the auto insurance rates, they may be slightly cheaper in your name versus the LLC (which would be a commercial/corporate policy), however, even if the vehicles are owned by an LLC, in the event of an auto accident, you’re likely to be involved in the case personally since it could be you as the driver who was negligent and caused harm. This would be a good question to followup with an attorney though, to look more deeply at the advantages and disadvantages. Hope that helps.

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  4. Hi Matt,
    How do I know which filing act to choose when filing a LLC?
    I was given many choice but 958 of 1987 was selected by default. I am in the start up phase for starting a non medical senior care service.

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  5. I want to use a roofing business but noticed that they were late filing the annual report in prior year and have not filed the current annual report. due May 1st. Should I be concerned? How will that potentially affect any labor warranty on the roof?

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    • Hi Vanessa, while this isn’t an immediate bad sign, I wouldn’t call it a good sign either. If this roofing company’s LLC gets shut down, it could leave you in a challenging position.

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  6. Hi Matt,
    i am planning to register an LLC in Arkansas.
    i am on H4 visa.
    All my LLc operations will be performed from india( out of country)
    is the LLC is the better option or do i need to register any specific kind of registration.

    The business is publishing the health/medical articles for researchers,doctors in an online site.

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    • Hi Pav, while you can form an LLC with an H4 visa, the type of work you do for the LLC may be limited. You may also need an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). However, we are not immigration specialists, so you’ll want to speak with an immigration attorney about the details. We’re not able to comment on what you should or shouldn’t do. Thank you for your understanding.

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