How to File an Arkansas Annual Report

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How to File an Arkansas Annual Report

One of the requirements of maintaining an LLC or corporation in Arkansas is filing an Annual Report each year.  The Annual Report is used to confirm and update the company’s information with the Arkansas Secretary of State, such as the name and address of the registered agent, principal office address, and information of the officers, directors, members or managers of the company. 

Related: How to form an LLC in Arkansas

What is Needed to File an Arkansas Annual Report

You have the option of filing your Corporation and LLC Annual Report online or by mail. To file online, visit the Arkansas Secretary of State’s website, otherwise you can fill out the Annual Report form by downloading and filling out the Arkansas Annual LLC Franchise Tax Report or the Arkansas Annual Corporation Franchise Tax Report.

Before starting on the report, be sure to have these handy:

Arkansas Annual Report Cost

Regardless of whether you are filing online or by mail, the cost to file the annual report is the same. 

The filing fee and franchise tax for an Arkansas LLC is $150 while an Arkansas Corporation pays a franchise tax based on the outstanding capital stock (if stock was issued) and will cost $150 at a minimum of $300 if no stock was issued. 

If paying with a credit card, there is an additional $5 charge.

Annual Due Date

The Annual Report deadline is by May 1st of each year for Corporations and LLCs.

A reminder is sent by March 20th.

Penalty for a late LLC annual report

A late filing will incur a $25 penalty, plus a daily interest charge.

Penalty for a late Corporation annual report

Corporations filing late will pay a 10% penalty of the franchise tax each month the report is late.

 

Annual Report Filing Service

If you would rather use a service that guarantees the annual report is filed on-time, check out the annual report filing service through Northwest

 

My business made little or no money.  Do I still have to file an annual report in Arkansas?

Even if your Corporation or LLC received no income or had no business activity, the annual report is still required to be filed.

What happens if you don’t file the annual report on time?

If the Annual Report is not filed in time, the entity will no longer be considered to be in good standing with the Secretary of State’s office.  By not being in good standing, the members may be held personally liable should the LLC or corporation be sued.  Eventually, without filing, the entity will be administratively dissolved by the Secretary of State.

Arkansas Secretary of State Contact Information

The mailing address for the Arkansas Annual Report is:

Arkansas Secretary of State
Suite 250, Victory Building
1401 West Capitol Ave
Little Rock, AR 72201

If you have questions, they can be contacted at 888-233-0325.