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Arizona LLC

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One of the distinct advantages of filing an LLC (limited liability company) with the Secretary of State of Alabama is the limitation on personal liability for the entity's debts and obligations. An LLC blends the advantages of both partnerships and corporations - offering the protections that are afforded by corporations, with the simplicity of a partnership.

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File an LLC in Arizona

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Advantages of an LLC:

  • Limited Liability: Owners of a LLC have the liability protection of a corporation. A LLC exists as a separate entity much like a corporation. Members cannot be held personally liable for debts unless they have signed a personal guarantee.
  • Flexible Profit Distribution: Limited liability companies can select varying forms of distribution of profits. Unlike a common partnership where the split is 50-50, LLC have much more flexibility.
  • No Minutes: Corporations are required to keep formal minutes, have meetings, and record resolutions. The LLC business structure requires no corporate minutes or resolutions and is easier to operate.
  • Flow Through Taxation: All your business losses, profits, and expenses flow through the company to the individual members. You avoid the double taxation of paying corporate tax and individual tax. Generally, this will be a tax advantage, but circumstances can favor a corporate tax structure.

Arizona Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Arizona law requires that LLC's doing business in the state have 'Limited Liability Corporation,' or the abbreviations 'L.L.C', 'LLC', or 'L.C.' in their name.
  • All LLC's must also have a registered agent - this agent can either be a full-time resident of the state, or a business registered with the Arizona Corporation Commission.
  • Out-of-state companies must file an Application for Registration of a Foreign Limited Liability Company, along with a copy of a certificate of existence from their home state, if they wish to do form an LLC in Arizona.
  • LLC's must publish their Articles of Organization through a newspaper circulated within the county of Arizona that they wish to do business in for three, consecutive publications.
  • Generally filings are completed within 7 weeks* at the state level, however with rush filing it takes about 2 weeks*.

Incorporate In Arizona

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Business owners commonly form corporations to separate and protect personal assets from business liabilities. A properly formed corporation permits owners, directors, and officers to focus on managing the business without having to worry about placing personal assets at risk. Personal homes, cars and savings accounts are protected from a corporation's obligations or debts.

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File a Corporation in Arizona

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Reasons to file a Arizona Corporation:

  • Provide a separation between yourself and the business and reduce personal liability.
  • Take advantage of available tax benefits not offered to Sole Proprietors & Partnerships.
  • A C-Corporation has no limit on shareholders.
  • Shareholders are not required to be a citizen of the United States (C-Corporation).
  • A corporation reflects a more professional business structure in the eyes of the consumer.

Arizona Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Arizona requires a physical business address located within Arizona. A PO Box is not permitted.
  • The state generally completes filings within 7 weeks*,however with rush filing it takes about 2 weeks*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.
  • A publication is required after filing.

Arizona Non-Profit Corporation

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Business owners commonly seek the protections of a corporation when they are concerned about placing personal assets at risk. The liabilities of a business can damage a business owner's personal credit, savings, and assets if not managed correctly. A properly structured corporation allows owners, directors & officers to manage the business without worrying about potentially losing a home, car or personal savings due to business obligations.

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File a Non-Profit Corporation in Arizona

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Reasons to file an Arizona Non profit Corporation:

  • A 501(c) organization, commonly referred to as a "non-profit", is an American tax-exempt non-profit organization.
  • Federal income tax deductions are available for most donors who make charitable contributions to some 501(c)(3) organizations.
  • There are twenty eight different types of non-profit organizations that are exempt from some federal income taxes.
  • The first step in becoming a non-profit is to first become incorporated as one at the state level. After filing, the corporation can apply for tax exempt status.
  • To properly accept money or donations for a qualifying entity (such as a church, charity, or civic league), a nonprofit entity must be filed.

Arizona Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Arizona does not require a business address located within Arizona.
  • Typically, filings are completed within 7 weeks*, but a rush filing it takes about 2 weeks*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

Arizona Professional Corporation

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When a corporation plans on engaging in what the state defines as a professional service, then a "Professional Corporation" must be formed pursuant to certain statutory provisions. Professional services, according to most states, usually consist of activities involving medical, legal, accounting and financial services, among others.

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File a Professional Corporation in Arizona

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Reasons to file an Arizona Professional Corporation:

  • In some cases, professional corporations (abbreviated as PC or P.C.) are entities that must be formed pursuant to licensing board requirements.
  • Professionals such as attorneys, architects, engineers, public accountants and physicians tend to file for professional corporation status.
  • Legal regulations that apply to professional corporations may differ dramatically from those of standard corporations.
  • Professional corporations can exist as part of a larger corporate entity. For example, a law firm or medical practice might be organized as a partnership of several professional corporations.

Arizona Specific Filing Requirements:

  • Arizona does not require a business address located within the state.
  • Professional corporation filings are typically completed within 7 weeks* with rush filing reducing that time to about 2 weeks*.
  • Director information is required on the Articles of Incorporation.

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State Information:

With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, Arizona is one of the fastest- growing states in the U.S. The 2011 census reports Arizona's population at 6.4 million with a median age of 35.9 years. A vibrant workforce is attracted to an increasing number of quality jobs, and local students graduate from a strong university system. Ideal for innovation-based industries, Arizona provides access to one of the country's largest concentrations of science and technology students and graduates from large public universities.

Arizona boasts comparatively low taxes and less regulated state government. Therefore, the cost of doing business is lower in Arizona. The overall state and local tax burden ranks 9th in the U.S., the second-lowest in the nation. Compared to a national average of 9.7%, Arizona reports just 8.5% of per-capita income going to taxes, according to the Tax Foundation. Click here to learn more about starting a business in Arizona.

*State filing turn around times are subject to change without notice. Times listed on our site are accurate at the time of our last update.


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