Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Arkansas
At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Arkansas.
Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.
Quick Facts for Starting an Arkansas Business
Expedited Services Available: No
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No
Registered Agent Required: Yes
Annual Report Required: Yes
Transaction Privilege Tax Required: Yes
State Sales Tax: 6.5%
State Income Tax: 1% to 5.3%%
Unemployment Insurance: .3% to 14.2%
DBAs do not require a registered agent.
Arkansas Business Entity Options
|Business Entity Type||State Registration Fees||Applicable Form|
|Domestic Limited Partnership||$50||Certificate of Limited Partnership or LLLP (Form LP-01)|
|Limited Liability Limited Partnership||$50||Certificate of Limited Partnership or LLLP (Form LP-01)|
|Domestic Limited Liability Partnership||$50||Statement of Qualification of Limited Liability Partnership|
|Domestic Limited Liability Company||$45 (online)||Certificate of Organization for Limited Liability Company (Form LL-01)|
|Domestic Corporation||$45 (online)||Articles of Incorporation (Form DN-01)|
|Domestic Benefit Corporation||$50||Articles of Incorporation for Benefit Corporation|
|Domestic Nonprofit Corporation||$50||Articles of Incorporation – Domestic Nonprofit (Form NPD-01-501)|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company||$270 (online)||Application for Certificate of Registration of Foreign Limited Liability Company (Form FL-01)|
|Foreign Corporation||$270 (online)||Application for Certificate of Authority (Form F-01)|
|Foreign Benefit Corporation||$300||Application for Certificate of Authority for a Foreign Benefit Corporation|
|Foreign Nonprofit Corporation||$270||Application for Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Seeking Authorization to do Business in Arkansas (Form NPF-1)|
|Foreign Limited Partnership||$300||Application for Certificate of Authority of Foreign Limited Partnership (Form LPF-01)|
|Foreign Limited Liability Partnership||$300||Statement of Qualification of Foreign Limited Liability Partnership|
|Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership||$300||Application for Certificate of Authority of Foreign Limited Liability Limited Partnership (Form F3LP-02)|
|Foreign Cooperative||$5-10||Application for Foreign Cooperative Seeking Authorization to Do Business in Arkansas|
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Key Arkansas Government Resources
Business & Commercial Services
1401 W. Capitol Avenue, Suite 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
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- Choosing a Business Structure
- Business Structures Wizard
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- LLC vs. Corporation
- C Corporation vs. S Corporation
- S Corporation vs. LLC
- LLC vs. S Corp vs. C Corp
- DBA vs. LLC
- LLP vs. LLC
- LLC vs. PLLC
- Professional Corporation vs. LLC
- Single Member vs. Multiple Member LLC
- Member vs. Manager-Managed LLC
- Domestic LLC vs. Foreign LLC
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- What is a Statement of Information?
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- What is the Role of an LLC Organizer?
- What Is a Registered Agent?
- What is a Statutory Agent?
- What is a Reseller License?
- What is a Corporate Resolution?
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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?
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Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.