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Forming a Corporation in Arizona

Arizona State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. So, in most cases, no two states are the same. Therefore, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Arizona State Corp Filing. If your state of choice for a corporation is Arizona, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name. Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Arizona Corporation Commission. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.

Arizona Corporate Name Requirements:

In order to be a successful corporation in Arizona, your name cannot be confused with any existing names. You also cannot use any reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Arizona State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Arizona’s requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

  • Association
  • Bank
  • Co.
  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.

Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be in corporate names. These are considered “restricted” in Arizona and require special approval. They include:

  • Bank
  • Credit Union
  • Deposit
  • Trust
  • Trust Company

Prohibited Designations: Arizona prohibits the use of the designation “Limited liability Company“or any abbreviations of the phrase.

Arizona State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents:  Arizona requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation as well as Certificate of Disclosure. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: Usually, it takes 5-7 business days to form a corporation in Arizona.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are not mandatory.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. This director(s) must be at least 19 years old. Also, the appearance of at least one name and address one director MUST be in the Articles of Incorporation.

Annual Reports

All Arizona Corporations must file a Corporation Annual Report and Certificate of Disclosure with the Arizona Corporation Commission on or before the anniversary of the date of incorporation. Processing time is usually 19 to 20 business days. Express filing is also available for an additional fee and will take between 7 to 10 days.

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