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2017 Annual Franchise Taxes Due May 1st

Posted on: 11/29/2017 2:27 pm

(LITTLE ROCK, ARK.) – Secretary of State Mark Martin is reminding Arkansas businesses that annual franchise taxes must be filed by midnight on Monday, May 1st with the Secretary of State’s Business and Commercial Services (BCS) division.Every incorporated business, whether domestic or foreign, pays an annual fee to do business in Arkansas. Corporations and LLCs may file their franchise taxes online, 24 hours a day, by visiting the Secretary of State’s website at

The easy-to-use system provides automatic calculations, e-mail confirmations and copies of each completed filing.  Credit cards and electronic checks are accepted.

Revoked entities continue to accrue franchise taxes annually until the business is formally dissolved or withdrawn.  Nonprofit corporations are not subject to state franchise tax.

Corporations can also pay in person at BCS located in the Victory Building in Little Rock at 1401 West Capitol, Suite 250, or by mailing their tax forms to P.O. Box 8014, Little Rock, AR 72203-8014.

BCS is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For additional information, call BCS at (888) 233-0325.

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