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The Arkansas Articles of Organization are the LLC forms that must be completed and filed with the state in order to create an LLC.

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It is simple to file the Arkansas Articles of Organization

We’ll walk you through the Arkansas LLC Articles of Organization filing process in three simple stages.

Get Your Organizational Certificate Forms

Fill out the Organizational Certificate

File the Organizational Certificate

Step 1: Obtain Your Organizational Certificate Forms

You may either download and send your Arkansas Certificate of Organization or submit it online. Choose your chosen approach for this initial step from the list below.

Step two: Fill out the Organizational Certificate

We will assist you in completing the Arkansas Certificate of Organization form in this stage.

To complete each step, you will need to know the following information:

Name and address of the entity

Name of the Registered Agent and the Address of the Registered Office

Type of Governing Authority

Name and address of the entity

A unique and clever company name is crucial, but it is not as necessary as a legally valid name.

When selecting a name for your company, you must ensure that the name:

Arkansas naming requirements are followed.

Is not already in use by another Arkansas firm

Adhere to the Alabama Naming Guidelines:

Your company name must include the terms “Limited Liability Company” or “Limited Company,” as well as the acronyms L.L.C., L.C., LLC, or LC. “Limited” may be shortened as “Ltd.,” while “Company” can be abbreviated as “Co.”

The words “Professional Limited Liability Company” or “Professional Limited Company” or the following acronyms must appear in the name of an LLC that offers a professional service: P.L.L.C., P.L.C., PLLC, PLC.

Your LLC’s name cannot include terms that may be confused with a government organisation (FBI, Treasury, State Department, etc.).

Your name must be distinct from any other current company in the state. This covers the reserved names in Arkansas.

Examine Name Availability:

Is your surname legal in Arkansas? Do a name search on the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website to ensure that the name you choose isn’t already used.

Obtain a Domain Name:

We suggest that you check to see whether your company’s name is accessible as a web domain. Even if you don’t intend to create a company website right away, you may wish to purchase the URL to prevent others from doing so.
Registered Office and Registered Agent

A registered agent receives and transmits legal paperwork on behalf of your LLC. When you form your Arkansas LLC, you must provide your registered agent and registered office address.

Your registered agent may be someone over the age of 18 who resides in Arkansas. During normal business hours, your registered agent must always be present at the registered office. A P.O. box cannot be used as your registered office address.

Governing Bodies

You must specify if your LLC will have management. If your LLC will be member-managed, you may leave this area blank if you are filing via hard copy. If you file online, you must provide the names of at least one member or manager.

Step 3: Submit the Organizational Certificate

You must submit the Certificate of Organization with the Secretary of State to register your LLC.

There are two options for submitting your Certificate of Organization:

Fill out the form online.

Send a physical copy via the mail or in person.

Steps to Take After Forming Your Arkansas LLC

After you’ve submitted your Certificate of Organization, you should do the following:

Make a Business Agreement

Obtain an EIN

Establish a Business Bank Account

Purchase Licenses and Permits

Make a Business Agreement

An Arkansas LLC Operating Agreement is a legal document that defines your LLC’s ownership structure and member duties.

Although an operating agreement is not necessary in Arkansas to incorporate an LLC, it is a good idea to have one. You may begin working on your operating agreement before, during, or after filing your Certificate of Organization.

Your operating agreement will be held in the private business records of your LLC; you will not submit it with the state.

Obtain an EIN

An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is your LLC’s equivalent of a social security number. If you want to recruit staff or create company bank accounts, you’ll need an EIN.

You may get your EIN for free by using the IRS website, fax, or mail. Read our What is an EIN article to discover more about EINs and how they might benefit your LLC.

Establish a Business Bank Account

It is critical to use specific business banking and credit accounts to safeguard your company’s corporate veil. When you combine your personal and company accounts, your personal assets (house, vehicle, and other possessions) are at danger if your LLC is sued.

Visit our Best Banks for Small Business review for feedback on some of our most trusted business banks.

Purchase Licenses and Permits

When forming an LLC, you should consider if your company requires any licences or permissions to operate legally. There are a few commercial operations that need licences or permissions on the federal level.

Learn how to secure the licences and permissions required for your company, or hire an expert to handle it for you:

Federal: For federal business licences and permits, see the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

State: Visit The State of Arkansas Owning a Business website to apply for or learn more about licences, permits, and registration.

Local: Inquire with your county clerk regarding local licences and permissions.