Arkansas Articles of Incorporation
Arkansas articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. (If you are starting a nonprofit corporation, click here.) Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
- Provides governance and adds credibility
We will prepare and file your articles of incorporation as follows:
|Agency:||Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)|
Mail or online.
$50 paper. $45 online.
~2-4 business days
Why use our Articles of Incorporation service?
We're specialists in incorporation and compliance. We focus solely on corporate compliance, and the state-specific expertise to provide you best-in-industry service at a competitive rate.
A compliance specialists will work with you 1-on-1 to prepare and file your articles of incorporation. You can also rely on your specialist for other services to help you set up and maintain a compliant corporation.Incorporate Now
Other Helpful Arkansas Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Arkansas. Your specialist will help you tailor articles of incorporation to your state.
- Number: One or more, unless 50 or fewer shareholders, then no board required.
- Qualifications: No residency or shareholder requirement, unless in bylaws or articles of incorporation.
- Quorum: As prescribed by the bylaws or articles of incorporation, but no fewer than one third of the members.
- As prescribed in the bylaws or articles of incorporation.
- Required: Yes.
Arkansas Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Required: Yes, and can be court-ordered if not held.
- Action by written consent: Most be unanimous to increase capital stock or bond indebtedness. Majority for all other actions.
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Optional, but shareholder must receive a writing with the same information.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.