Arkansas requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any reserved or registered corporate names or forced fictitious names. Company Express will research your company name to make sure it meets Arkansas's standards.Permitted designations: Arkansas corporate names may be followed by several approved designations, including:
Please note, that we, at Company Express, will handle all required incorporation filing for you. The following information is presented for your information only.
Required documents: The state of Arkansas requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation as well as a Franchise Tax Registration.
Turnaround time: In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Arkansas is 3-5 business days.
Follow-up filings: Not required.
Minimum number: Corporations are required to have one or more directors.
Director qualifications: The articles of incorporation or bylaws may prescribe the qualifications for directors. A director is not required to be a resident of Arkansas.
Appearance in articles: Not required. Directors' names and addresses do not have to appear in the Articles of Incorporation.
Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.
Arkansas permits a corporation's principal office to be located outside of the state.
Time to file: Corporations must file annual reports with the Arkansas Secretary of State by May 1st.
Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is one business day.
Signatures: Annual reports may be signed by the company President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer or Controller. Emailed or faxed signatures are not accepted.
Filing extensions: Not permitted.
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