business & Commercial services

For New Businesses:


Due to the transition of franchise taxes from DFA to SOS, Secretary of State John Thurston has waived the penalty and interest on 2021 franchise taxes until July 15th.


An incorporator/organizer and AT LEAST ONE OFFICER are required.  This is due to our efforts to ensure proper record keeping and franchise tax liability.

To start a new business entity, follow the steps below:

1.  Download the SOS "Doing Business in Arkansas" pamphlet HERE

2.  If you have any questions, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page HERE

3.  Search for your Business Name Availability HERE

(make sure your business name is available before filing)

4.  New Business Filings:

           To file online, CLICK HERE

           To file via PDF paper forms, CLICK HERE