Filing An Arizona LLC
DoMyLLC has helped many business owners form their Arizona LLC. Young entrepreneurs find LLC’s an efficient company structure because they are not only easy to create, but they also protect business owners from liabilities.
Steps To Filing an Arizona LLC
Choose A Name
To form an Arizona LLC, the first thing you must do is choose a name for your new entity. This is a vital step, as this name will be associated with your company for branding and legal proceedings. Once you’ve come up with a potential name for your business, you should run it through DoMyLLC’s Name Availability Check Page to ensure that it is available. The state of Arizona requires businesses to include an indicator in the title like “Limited Liability Company,” “Limited Company,” or an appropriate abbreviation, such as “LLC.”
Choose A Statutory Agent
After they’ve chosen a name, new business owners must then select a statutory agent to represent the company on their behalf. Because the statutory agent must have a physical address in Arizona at which they are present during regular business hours, many Arizona LLC owners opt to hire a professional company to serve in this role. DoMyLLC offers statutory agent services to Arizona LLC owners.
File Articles Of Organization & Pay Filing Fees
After choosing a name and statutory agent, Arizona LLC owners can then proceed with filing the Articles of Organization for their company. To do so, owners must pay a $50 filing fee to the Corporation’s Commission. They can also elect to pay an expedited fee of $35. When filing this paperwork, some of the information they must provide includes the:
- Entity Type – either Limited Liability Company or Professional Limited Liability Company
- Exact entity name
- Services provided, if a Professional LLC
- Statutory Agent information, including name and address
- Known place of business address
- Effective date and duration of the company
- Name, Title, and Signature of the individual completing the form
Additionally, the company owner must also submit an attachment form that lists either the members or the managers of the new company, depending on which LLC structure they chose to file as.
Create An Operating Agreement And Hold Meetings
Arizona LLC owners could also find it beneficial to craft an operating agreement. This document will serve to define how the company will go about business proceedings, as well as the organizational structure of the company.
Obtain Employer Identification Number
Companies must also obtain an Employer Identification Number to file taxes and secure a bank account. The federal Internal Revenue Service issues an EIN to businesses. This number is integral to the company’s operations.
File State Required Annual Reports
The state of Arizona does not require LLCs to file an annual report. However, if entrepreneurs were to decide ever to switch their corporate structure to a corporation, they would need to begin submitting annual reports.
Once you form your Arizona LLC, you still must file documents from time to time to ensure you remain in good standing. For instance, business owners must file federal, state, and local taxes each year. Owners may also need to secure licenses or permits to operate their business. Fortunately, DoMyLLC can assist with all of these, allowing new business owners to grow their company.
How DoMyLLC Can Assist With Streamlining The Process
If you are an entrepreneur looking to form a company in Arizona, you should consider hiring a professional services company like DoMyLLC. DoMyLLC can not only help you file the paperwork to create the company, but we can also assist you with administrative proceedings once you begin operations. Our services include:
- Name availability check
- Articles of Organization preparation
- Filing of the Articles of Organization with the Corporation Commission’s office
- Sample documents, including a sample Operating Agreement, meeting notices, and meeting minutes
- Dedicated account manager
- Unlimited customer support
A mishap can cost you significant time and money. To avoid costly delays, be sure to contact DoMyLLC today.