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Start a business in Arkansas, USA

Arkansas LLC, Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

Arkansas is a state in the south central region of the United States. The capital and most populous city is Little Rock, located in the center of Arkansas, a hub for transportation, business, culture, and government. Arkansas borders Louisiana to the South, Texas to the Southwest, Oklahoma to the West, Missouri to the North, and Tennessee and Mississippi to the East.

Arkansas covers an area of 53,179 square miles (137,733 km²) and ranks as the 29th largest state by size.

In 2019, the GDP of Arkansas was about 119.44 billion USD, per capita GDP of Arkansas was 39,580 USD.

Agriculture is the earliest industry in Arkansas and accounts for a major part of the state's economy. Forestry remains strong in the Arkansas Timberlands, and the state ranks fourth nationally and first in the South in softwood lumber production. Other important sectors include tourism, transportation and logistics, aerospace, etc.

Arkansas, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits of Forming an LLC in Arkansas, USA

  • Protection of personal assets
  • Enhanced credibility
  • Tax flexibility and benefits
  • High quality workforce
  • Professional business climate

Arkansas LLC and Arkansas Corporation (C-Corp & S-Corp) Formation

  Limited Liability Company (LLC) Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

Arkansas corporate tax rate is 6.2% for tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2021; followed by another decrease to 5.9% in 2022.

Company Name

A corporate name must contain the words “limited liability company”, “L.L.C”, or “LLC”. The corporate name may not contain a word or phrase that indicates or implies that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the purpose contained in its articles of incorporation. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

A corporate name must contain the words like “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Company”, or “Limited”; or abbreviations of these words like Corp., Inc., Co., or Ltd. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

Board of Directors

An LLC must have at least one manager and one member. The manager(s)/member(s) can be of any nationality.

A corporation must have at least one shareholder and one director. The shareholder(s)/director(s) can be of any nationality.

Other requirement

Annual Report: The corporation must file an Annual Report in Arkansas. The due date for Arkansas corporation is by May 1 every year.

Registered Agent: The State of Arkansas requires all businesses to designate an Arkansas registered agent so that the State has a reliable means of contacting your LLC. Every Arkansas registered agent must maintain a physical street location and keep regular business hours.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): A Tax ID also known as an Employer ID Number (EIN) is a unique nine digit number that identifies your business or entity with the IRS for tax purposes.

Annual Report: The corporation must file an Annual Report in Arkansas. The due date for Arkansas corporation is by May 1 every year.

Stock: The information about authorized shares and the number of shares or par value will be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Registered Agent: An Arkansas registered agent is a third-party that accepts service of process and official business correspondence on behalf of businesses in Arkansas.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

4 Steps to starting a business in Arkansas, USA

Preparation

1. Preparation

Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any).

Filling

2. Filling

Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).

Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).

Delivery

4. Delivery

You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in Arkansas is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support services.

Costs of starting a business in Arkansas, USA

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Set Up Company in Arkansas (USA) with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 6.5%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 300.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 300.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes - 6.5%
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 2 - 3 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 290.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 290.00

Scope of Services

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Arkansas Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Arkansas company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 300, including

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 200

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Arkansas Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Arkansas company, the client is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 290, including

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 190

Download forms - Set Up Company in Arkansas (USA)

1. Application Formation Form

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Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
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Application Formation Form LLP LLC

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2. Business Plan Form

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Business Plan Form
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Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

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Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

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Arkansas (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 455.78 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:33 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Arkansas (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Arkansas (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Arkansas LLC Rate card
PDF | 453.16 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:33 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Arkansas LLC

Arkansas LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

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