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Arizona LLC Forms, Annual Fees and Requirements

Some types of businesses have different requirements in Arizona, including related fees and costs. Your AZ LLC needs to pay various fees to the federal government, Arizona government and other agencies. Some of these fees are levied by the Arizona Corporation Commission or statewide organizations, while others come from the federal government. On this page, we’ve summarized the most common fees and requirements.

Note that Arizona business licenses and permits might need to be paid when you first form your business, on an ongoing schedule or on an ad hoc basis. Find more details below.

Arizona LLC Incorporation Filing

To create your business in Arizona, you’ll file an LLC with the AZ Corporation Commission and pay an associated LLC formation fee. Every state has different LLC filing fees and filing times. Here is the current information for Arizona:

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When you incorporate through Incfile, we forward this fee to the Arizona Corporation Commission on your behalf when we file your paperwork.

Some states allow you to form your LLC more quickly by paying a rush fee. You can compare state filing times and fees here, including expedited fees for Arizona.

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Getting an Employer Identification Number for Your AZ LLC

Every Arizona LLC should have a unique Employer Identification Number (EIN). These are provided by the Internal Revenue Service, and you use them when filing taxes, opening a business bank account and paying employees. You can get one yourself at no cost from the IRS or have Incfile obtain one on your behalf.

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Certificate of Authority to Operate Outside Arizona

If you’re expanding your Arizona LLC beyond the borders of the state, you will need a Foreign Qualification or Certificate of Authority to operate in another state. These are typically necessary if you have a physical presence, employees or banking in a different state than Arizona. Fees and requirements for foreign qualifications depend on each state’s rules. Incfile provides a complete Foreign Qualification service for any state.

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Arizona Affidavit of Publication

Many states require that you file an annual (or other periodic) LLC report; however, Arizona does not. Instead, Arizona requires that you publish a notice of filing of your Articles of Organization — or alternatively, you may publish the Articles of Organization in their entirety. The publication must be in a newspaper in general circulation in the county of the known place of business in Arizona for three consecutive publications. The publication must be filed within 60 days of the date of organization. The LLC may be subject to administrative dissolution if it fails to publish.

The CC does not endorse any particular newspaper, but as a courtesy they provide a list of newspapers that have attested to the CC that they meet the statutory criteria for publishing documents. Upon publishing, you will receive an Affidavit of Publication. It is not required, but you may send the Affidavit of Publication you receive from the newspaper to the CC for placement into the entity’s public record. If you do not submit the Affidavit of Publication to the CC, you should retain it as part of your entity’s permanent record.

Arizona Business License Search

Your Arizona LLC may need certain licenses and permits to comply with specific requirements. These business permits and licenses might be issued by Arizona, regional or federal organizations. Some of the associated fees only need to be paid once, while others have ongoing charges.

Permits and licenses vary based on:

  • The industry your Arizona LLC operates in (e.g., restaurants will need health permits)
  • The location of your Arizona LLC (state, county or city) (e.g., a license to conduct business from the city of Phoenix)
  • The type of business that you run (e.g., healthcare providers must meet HIPAA requirements)

You can research these permits and licenses yourself or use Incfile’s Business License Research Package, which includes:

  • A complete report on all the licenses, permits and tax registrations your Arizona LLC will need
  • The application forms you will need to file with the state, regional and federal licensing authorities

Remember that operating your business without the required licenses can expose you to risks and fines from federal, state and local governments.

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Create an Arizona Operating Agreement for Your LLC

An Operating Agreement is a business document that covers how the business will be run, how managers and members are chosen, rights and duties of members and several other key areas.

An Operating Agreement is extremely useful for several reasons (learn about them here). If you’re interested in having your Operating Agreement created for you, Incfile can draft a general Operating Agreement template when you choose to form your Arizona business. You can choose to make changes to the template based on your unique requirements.

Ad Hoc Arizona Fees or Requirements for Your AZ LLC

There are several other fees or requirements that you may need to meet during the life of your Arizona LLC. These ad hoc fees will only be payable in specific circumstances, which we’ve listed below.

To Obtain a Trade/DBA Name for Your Arizona LLC

If you want your AZ business to trade under a different name, you can file a form with the Arizona Corporation Commission. You will need to pay an Arizona filing fee. Incfile can file this form on your behalf.

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To Change the Arizona Statutory Agent for Your AZ LLC

Your Arizona LLC needs a Statutory/Resident Agent, which must be appointed when you first incorporate your LLC. You can also switch to a new AZ Statutory Agent later. Incfile provides a complete Arizona Statutory/Resident Agent service.

Incfile's Arizona Registered Agent Service

To Reserve a Name for Your Arizona LLC

If you don’t want to form your AZ business right away, you can reserve a name with the Arizona Corporation Commission. You will need to pay a small fee to do this.

To Amend Certain Facts About Your Arizona LLC

Your business formation documents state certain facts about your Arizona business when it was originally formed. Over time, these facts might change — if they do, you need to file “Articles of Amendment” with the Arizona Corporation Commission. You can do this yourself or have Incfile complete the filing on your behalf.

Areas you might want to file Arizona Articles of Amendment for include:

  • Adding, removing or changing an Arizona LLC member or manager
  • Changing the business address of your LLC
  • Altering the stated business activities of your Arizona LLC
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To Get a Certificate of Good Standing for Your Arizona LLC

Some organizations will request that you prove your Arizona LLC’s compliance with laws and tax requirements. If you need to prove you have met your commitments, you will need a “Certificate of Good Standing” from the Arizona Corporation Commission. Incfile can obtain a certificate on your behalf.

Incfile's Arizona Certificate of Good Standing Service

The fees listed above detail all the charges that a standard AZ LLC will be required to pay. In some unusual circumstances, there may be other one-off, periodic or ad hoc fees not listed above. a

Of course, your Arizona LLC will also probably need to pay self-employment, payroll, federal, state and sales taxes, but we will cover that when we talk about taxes for AZ LLCs.

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This report is mandatory and must be filed within the specified time frame in order for the entity to remain in good standing with the state. Failure to file this report can lead to the company being revoked or administratively dissolved.

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