You can form an LLC in Arizona in 3 weeks if you file online (or 4-5 weeks if you file by mail).
Arizona LLC Processing Times
|Normal LLC processing time:||Expedited LLC:|
|Arizona LLC by mail:||14-16 business days (plus mail time)||3-5 business days ($35 extra)|
|Arizona LLC online:||14-16 business days||1 business day ($35 extra)|
What is LLC processing time? Processing time is the time it takes for the state of Arizona to review your LLC filing and enter it in their system. After your LLC is approved, the state sends back your approved documents electronically or by mail.
Arizona LLC Approval Times
What is LLC approval time? This is the total turnaround time to get your LLC approved from start to finish. It includes the processing time plus any transit time to and from the state.
Mail filings: In total, mail filing approvals for Arizona LLCs take 4-5 weeks. This accounts for the 14-16 business day processing time, plus the time your documents are in the mail.
Online filings: In total, online filing approvals for Arizona LLCs take around 3 weeks. Your LLC filing will begin processing once your statutory agent accepts their role by email. And then the Secretary of State’s office takes 14-16 business days to process the paperwork.
Arizona expedited LLC
Since online LLC filings in Arizona are approved within 1-2 business days, there is no expedited filing option.
Arizona offers one expedited filing option for mail filings:
- 3-5 business days (plus mail time) for $35 extra
Arizona offers one expedited filing option for online filings:
- 1 business day for $35 extra
Note: Expedited fees are in addition to the LLC filing fee.
What’s the fastest way to form an LLC in Arizona?
The fastest way to start an LLC in Arizona is to file yourself and file it online, paying the extra $35 for one-day processing. This option has the fastest approval time.
Should I hire an LLC filing service in Arizona?
Hiring an LLC filing service isn’t going to get your LLC approved any faster. Filing companies still have to wait for the state to approve your LLC.
However, the benefit of hiring a filing company isn’t to reduce LLC approval time. It’s to have someone else take care of the paperwork for you (and make sure it’s filed correctly).
Why we recommend Northwest? Northwest Registered Agent has been in business for over 20 years and they have the best customer support. Our favorite thing about Northwest is that you can use their address throughout your LLC filing. This can provide you with additional privacy by keeping your address off public records. No other filing company offers this.
Even though Northwest is our favorite company, you may want to look at other companies and compare your options. Check out Best LLC Services in Arizona for additional recommendations.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does an LLC cost?
Here are the costs for an Arizona LLC:
|Statutory Agent||$0 or $125 (per year)|
|Articles of Organization||$50 or $85|
|Newspaper Publication||Varies by county|
|Transaction Privilege Tax||Varies by business activity and location (paid each year)|
|Taxes||Varies (paid each year)|
How to start an LLC in Arizona?
Here are the steps to starting an LLC in Arizona:
How long does it take to get an LLC in every state?
Important: Just because one state is faster than another doesn’t mean you should form your LLC there. If you form your LLC out-of-state, you’ll need to register it as a foreign LLC in your home state. For more information, please see the best state to form an LLC.
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