Reinstate or Revive Your Arkansas Entity

Restore your entity to good standing with the state

Reinstatement is the process of restoring a delinquent entity back to good standing. Depending on the cause of delinquency, several steps may be required to reinstate your entity.

For Corporations:

Agency:Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)
Notes:

Reinstating a corporation in Arkansas requires filing a reinstatement application with the Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS) and may require payment of penalty fees.

For Limited Liability Companies:

Agency:Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)
Notes:

Reinstating an Arkansas LLC requires paying all penalties and overdue fees to the Secretary of State, and obtaining tax clearance from the Department of Finance and Administration. The DFA issues an Authorization of Release of Tax Information, which must be filed with the Secretary of State before reinstatement is complete.

What is the state agency that processes reinstatement?

Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)
1401 W. Capitol Avenue Ste 250
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3409 or 888-233-0325
http://www.sos.arkansas.gov/BCS/Pages/default.aspx
Email: corprequest@sos.arkansas.gov

FAQs

What is "Tax Clearance"?

Many states require you to obtain “tax clearance” or “tax good standing” before reinstating your entity. This is written evidence that your entity has cleared all overdue or past taxes with the state’s tax authority, often the Department of Revenue or Department of Taxation. States requiring tax clearance request that the letter or certificate be submitted along with the reinstatement form. Depending on the state, obtaining tax clearance can take weeks or months. If you have not obtained tax clearance, Harbor Compliance can contact your state’s taxation authority and obtain your certificate for you.

Why do I need to reinstate my company?

If your business has been administratively dissolved, or has lost "good standing", you may face state penalties, fines, and other fees for noncompliance. Transacting business with banks, government and licensing agencies, and contractors can be delayed, and at a loss of credibility to your business. Additionally, the owners of the business may be subjected to personal liability. Most states allow you to restore your business to good standing within a certain time, and it is important to take advantage of that window of opportunity. Our corporate filing services can help you reinstate your entity.

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