If you no longer want to do business with your LLC, you must formally dissolve it. Failure to do so on time may result in tax bills and fines, as well as legal difficulties.
Step 1: Comply with the terms of your Arkansas LLC Operating Agreement.
The methods for dissolving an LLC are usually defined in the operating agreement. The following are some frequent disintegration steps:
Holding an election among LLC members to dissolve the LLC
Including the dissolution vote in the meeting minutes of the LLC
Choosing the official date of dissolution
Asset distribution in an LLC
Notifying creditors and resolving any commercial debts
If your LLC’s operating agreement does not include any dissolution processes, you should contact the state for further information.
Step 2: Close Your Commercial Tax Accounts
Every active Arkansas LLC has a number of tax accounts that are managed by several agencies of the Arkansas State government. You must first pay off any taxes and/or penalties due to these accounts before you may dissolve your LLC.
Here are some of the most typical taxes that your LLC may have to pay:
If you have or have had Arkansas employees
Unemployment Insurance Contribution
Withholding Tax on Employees
If your limited liability company offers or has supplied taxable goods or services in Arkansas:
Sales and Use Taxes
Are there any industry-specific taxes?
Typically, closing your tax accounts is merely submitting a final return with the relevant agency. Some accounts, however, need the submission of additional formal documentation. If you need help closing your tax accounts, you may consider hiring a Certified Public Accountant.
Step 3: Submit the Articles of Dissolution.
Articles of Dissolution are the documents you must submit in order to voluntarily dissolve your LLC. Your LLC will cease to exist after this form has been submitted and processed.
In Arkansas, you must submit a Final Report along with your Articles of Dissolution and pay a minimum tax of $150.
Business owners in Arkansas must send their Articles of Dissolution.