Category Archives: Arkansas Secretary of State (SOS) Taxable Business Entity Search

Free search of business entity names at the Arkansas Secretary of State that allows a user to search a: Corporation, LLC, Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), and Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP).

Arkansas Secretary of State Corporation Entity Search

Step 1 – Go to the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Step 2 – As stated in the video below, anyone may use the free search provided by the Arkansas Secretary of State’s office. Just click on the link in Step 1 and a user may search by: corporation name, fictitious name, registered agent, registered agent’s city, or filing number (#).

Step 3 – After typing in the desired name you will be brought to the a list of all the corporations that matched the keywords you typed. It will also provide the city and state it is located as well as the status which will be either: Good Standing, Dissolved, or Revoked.

Step 4 – Click on the green text link to the desired name and it will bring you to the corporation’s entity page that will list all it’s information including but not limited to: filing type, filed under, status, principal address, registered agent and address, date filed, and the officers.

How to Create a Corporation in Arkansas

Step 1 – Fill out the one of the Articles of Incorporation forms below.
Domestic ProfitFile Online – This is the most common form. Allows for a resident of Arkansas to create a standard for profit corporation.
Domestic Non Profit – Form 1 – If entity does not seek federal non profit status – Form 2 – If entity is seeking federal non profit status – File Online – Allows an applicant to create a domestic (in-state) non-profit corporation.
Foreign Non ProfitFile Online – Allows a non profit corporation located outside the State to operate in Arkansas.
Foreign ProfitFile Online – Allows an applicant that has a corporation located in another State to be able to conduct business in Arkansas.

Step 2 – If filing online, you will be asked to fill in the Franchise Tax Form online and pay the filing fee ($50 for domestic and $300 for foreign).
If filing via standard mail, send the completed articles of incorporation with the franchise tax form and filing fee (made payable to the Secretary of State) to: Business and Commercial Services, 1401 West Capitol Avenue, Ste. 250, Victory Building, Little Rock, AR 72201.

Step 3 – Wait for the articles to return in the mail and you will be able to setup an EIN (Tax ID) number that you may use to setup a bank account.

How to Reserve a Corporation Name
Many people will reserve an entity name before registering. To do this you must do the following:

Step 1 – Fill in the Name Reservation form either online or download the form.

Step 2 – If filing online you be instructed to pay the $25 fee.

If you are doing a paper filing the form must be completed with a check enclosed for $25 payable to the Arkansas Secretary of State and send to Business & Commercial Services, 250 Victory Building, 1401 W. Capitol, Little Rock
State Capitol • Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1094.

Arkansas Secretary of State LLC Search & Lookup

Step 1 – Go to the Arkansas Secretary of State.

Step 2 – You will see a screen that looks like the picture below that will allow you to search LLC’s by: Name, Fictitious Name, Registered Agent’s Name, Registered Agent’s city, and Filing Number.

Search By Name Here

Search By Name Here

Step 3 – Type in the selected LLC name that you intend on looking up and click on the search button or press enter on your keyboard.
*For our sample search we will be searching the term ‘Arkansas’.

Arkansas LLC Search Results

Arkansas LLC Search Results

Step 4 – Now you will see the results of your search with all the entities that matched the keyword you entered. This view also lets you see the City, State and status of the entity. As you can see below, our search of the term ‘Arkansas’ brought us just over 17,000+ entries. If you were looking for a specific LLC, you would want to specify a bit more in your search to narrow down the results.
Click on the selected LLC that you we’re searching, we are going to click on the 1st result which is the ‘#1 Home Inspection Service of Arkansas, LLC’.

Sample Arkansas Entity Information

Step 5 – The above picture is the entity’s LLC card which has all the information listed with the Secretary of State.

How to Create an LLC in Arkansas

Step 1 – Fill out the Articles of Organization. Download one below or you can fill it out online.
DomesticFile Online – Most popular.
ForeignFile Online – For all LLC’s that are located outside the State and would like to be able to conduct business in Arkansas.

Step 2 – After filling out the form you will be required to pay the filing fee ($50 for Domestic and $300 for Foreign).
If you are doing a paper filing attach the fee (check payable to the Arkansas Secretary of State) and send to: Business & Commercial Services, 250 Victory Building, 1401 W. Capitol, Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1094.

How to Reserve an LLC Name

Step 1Download the LLC Name Reservation Form or File Online

Step 2 – Pay the $25 filing fee.
If the applicant is applying via standard mail, attach a check payable to the Arkansas Secretary of State and send to the following address: Business & Commercial Services, 250 Victory Building, 1401 W. Capitol, Little Rock State Capitol • Little Rock, Arkansas 72201-1094.

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