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Why Form a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Arizona?


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Taxes and Fees for Your Arizona LLC

Here’s a breakdown of the likely taxes and fees you’ll incur when you start and run an LLC in Arizona.

Arizona Fees

Arizona LLC Formation and Filing Fee

When you first form your LLC in Arizona, you will need to pay a fee of $50 to file your Articles of Organization.

Arizona Permits and Licenses

You will need to pay licensing and permit fees on a regular basis depending on the type of business you are operating and where you are located. These vary from city to city and industry to industry. If you don’t want to do the legwork yourself, we provide a complete Business License Research Package that will tell you all of the licenses and permits required for your new LLC. It includes:

  • A comprehensive package of all the licenses, permits and tax registrations required for your business
  • The application forms to file with the appropriate licensing authorities
  • Your customized Business License Research Package will be emailed to you within two days of your company being filed by the state

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

Arizona Fees

  1. Arizona LLC Formation and Filing Fee: A one-time fee of $50 when you first file your Articles of Organization.
  2. Arizona Permits and Licenses: Various fees for renewing your licensing and permit fees on a regular basis, which will depend on the type of business you are operating and where you are located. They vary from city to city and industry to industry.

Arizona Taxes

Arizona State Income Tax

Arizona does levy state income tax on a sliding scale and will tax this as pass-through income from your business reported on your personal tax return.

Arizona State Sales/Use Tax

If you’re selling products or services in Arizona you may need to pay a state sales tax, known as the Transaction Privilege Tax.

Employee Insurance and Taxes

If you employ others, you will need to pay insurance and taxes to the state for each employee. Here’s how to register for the various employee taxes, insurance and other costs.

Arizona Other Taxes

You may need to pay other taxes and fees, depending on the type of business you run. Learn about other Arizona taxes.

Federal Taxes

Self-Employment Tax

Because your Arizona LLC income flows through to your personal tax return, you must pay self-employment tax (also known as FICA, Social Security or Medicare tax) on your earnings. This is typically at a rate of 15.3 percent. You will be able to deduct your business expenses from your income when working out how much self-employment tax you owe. Note that if you are an LLC electing to be treated as an S Corp, you can reduce your self-employment tax.

Federal Income Tax

You will also need to pay regular federal income tax when you file your tax return every year. You can find details of federal tax brackets online. Note that you will be able to apply your standard deduction, personal exemption and business expenses to this tax.

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What are the fees and requirements to form a business in Arizona?

Filing Time and Price

The state charges this amount to file a new business entity. This fee goes directly to the Secretary of State.

State Fee State Filing Time Expedited Filing Time
$50 8 Weeks 15 Business Days

Compliance Requirements

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.

Annual Report

Frequency: No Annual Report  is due for LLCs at this time.

Important: 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 3 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.

Where do I publish the document? The A.C.C. does not endorse any particular newspaper, but, as a courtesy they provide a list of newspapers that have attested to the A.C.C. 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 A.C.C. for placement into the entity’s public record. If you do not submit the Affidavit of Publication to the A.C.C. you should retain it as part of your entity’s permanent record.

(We do not assist in the filing of the Publication Requirement)

Learn more about starting a business in Arizona

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