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Forming a Corporation in Arkansas

Arkansas State Corp Filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. In most cases, no two states are the same. Therefore, you must familiarize yourself with the set of rules present when dealing with Arkansas State Corp Filing. If your state of choice for a corporation is Arkansas, 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 Arkansas Secretary of State. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and annual report preparation and filing.

Arkansas Corporate Name Requirements:

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

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

  • Co
  • 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 Arkansas and therefore require special approval. They include:

Arkansas State Corp Filing Requirements

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

Processing Time: Usually, it takes 3-5 business days to form a corporation in Arkansas.

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 but does not have to be a resident of Arkansas. Furthermore, Arkansas allows a corporation’s principal office to be outside of the state.

Annual Reports

All Arkansas corporations must file an Arkansas annual report with the Arkansas Secretary of State by May 1.

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