Arizona LLC Annual Report
LLCs formed in Arizona do not need to file an annual report with the state. Only Corporations are required to file an annual report.
What is an LLC?
Limited Liability Company
LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.
Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.
A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.
Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.
Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.
Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Arizona:
How to file annual report in Arizona?
Check the steps below:
1. No need to file an annual report
Domestic and Foreign LLCs do not have to file an annual report in the state of Arizona. Only corporations have to file them.
LLC Annual Report
LLCs do not have to file annual reports in Arizona.
Articles of Organization
In Arizona, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.
Filing Articles of Organization
There are a couple of ways to file
Arizona Corporation Commission
Corporate Filings Section
1300 W. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Online processing time
Mail processing time
There are couple of other forms that need to be sent along with your mail
Every LLC should have a unique name in Arizona. Arizona maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.
Search for names
Go to the official website of the Arizona ecorp business entity search tool to see if the name you want is available.
You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Arizona corporation commission. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.
LLC naming guidelines
The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.
Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:
Must contain the words "limited liability company" or "limited company" or the abbreviations "L.L.C.", "L.C.", "LLC" or "LC", in uppercase or lowercase letters.
Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.
Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.
Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.
Frequently asked questions
LLC annual report in Arizona
It is very important to maintain full compliance in Arizona. Even though LLCs do not have to file an annual report. Other entities in the state may have to file them.
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