Learn how to do an Arkansas business entity name search with the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website.
Arkansas Secretary of States Business Search: How Does It Work?
Arkansas Secretary of State Business Search is a requirement that a business registers an LLC name. The following steps must be followed to search for an Arkansas LLC.
- Visit the Search Page for Business Entities
- To complete your search, select the type of company from the drop down menu
- The name of your LLC should be entered in the “Name”, but LLC must not be included.
- Click “Search” to search for related businesses in Arkansas.
Aside from checking the website for your state, you may want to check with United States Patent and Trademark Office if there is any conflicting right that could prevent you from registering your business.
Tips for Conducting the Arkansas Secretary-of-State Business Search
Do not enter the following fields.
- Registered Agent
- RA City
If you don’t have any records to prove it, you can register the LLC name for you business.
Filing Articles by Organization
Form an LLC with the Arkansas Secretary of State. This information will be required when you file articles.
- The name of the LLC and its address
- The registered agency
- How the organization will function under a manager
Information about Secretary of State Filing
The Arkansas Secretary for State charges $50 to file an article or organization. Your filing will be recorded if submitted by 3 p.m.; if filed later, it can be recorded for the next business day.
Act 1008 from 2007 says that just because a entity was filed, does not mean that you will automatically be granted the right by the Arkansas Secretary Of State to use the entity. After you submit the application, you will be mailed a copy.
If there are additional questions or issues related to your filing with Arkansas Secretary, State, they will call the number you provided.
Preparing an Operating Arrangement
In the instance of a sole proprietorship general partnerships you must apply for an fictitious name. You can then register the business with your county clerk under the AssumedName Certificate. In Arkansas, the Secretary of State will require you to register your fictional name.
You must obtain an IRS Employee Identification Number (EIN) for each member of your LLC. Apply online for the EIN Number.
Register for Arkansas taxes
Once the operating contract is in place, you’ll need to apply the licenses necessary for your industry. You will need identification numbers to establish your business and register for taxation. New entities are subject to various business taxation system:
- Withholding tax
- Sales and use tax
- Unemployment Insurance Tax
- Franchise tax
For more information on taxes, visit the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration’s tax page. There you will find answers for your specific questions.
All LLCs have to pay a minimum amount of $150 to the Arkansas Secretary of State.
You must submit a W-4 Form and HTML2 form each calendar year. These forms will detail your withheld wages and taxes.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Who can register as an agent?
A registered agent may be any person who is either a full-time resident in Arkansas or a business entity already registered with Arkansas Secretary Of State.
- Arkansas’s LLC law:
The Arkansas Secretary of state can submit an Article of Organization for the formation of an LLC.
- How do I ensure that the chosen LLC is distinctive?
It is important to make sure that the LLC name is unique to it and not shared with other Arkansas businesses.