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Starting a Business in Arizona

For 10 years, IncSmart.biz Business Services has helped companies and people from all over the world form Arizona Corporations and Arizona Limited Liability Companies. When you call, email, instant message or live chat with our office, expect personal attention.  We are very excited about helping you form your new company.  Each state is so different when it comes to filing documents, you will know right away you are in the right place.


Arizona Registered Agent


An Arizona Registered Agent, also called a statutory agent or resident agent, is a company or person, residing in Arizona, that has a physical address in the state and is open during business hours, and accepts legal service and notices from the Secretary of State on behalf of a Corporation or LLC.

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When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to make and rules and procedures to be addressed. First and foremost is how to register in Arizona.

Step 1: Starting a Business: Business Planning and Development
Step 2: Operating a Business: Registration, Compliance and DBAs
Step 3: Growing a Business: Registering in other States and Trademarks



Arizona Business Requirements

- Apply for a Federal Tax ID
- Fund your company with a business checking account
- Apply for a business license and pay the renewal fee each year
- File your Federal Tax Returns each year
- File your State Tax Returns each year
- Include an income or loss on your Personal Tax Returns each year
- Pay your annual fees to the Secretary of State each year
- Pay your annual fees to the Registered Agent each year
- Maintain your books with resolutions each year
- Have your Annual Company Meeting each year
- Update your bylaws and operating agreement each year
- Issue stocks and membership certificates each year

Arizona Fee Disclosure

Arizona SOS LLC Fees - $50
Arizona SOS Corporation Fees - $60
Arizona SOS Corporation Annual Report - $45
IncSmart Document Filing Fees - $49
IncSmart Annual Report Filing Fees - $20
Discount Arizona LLC with Registered Agent - $148
Executive Arizona LLC with Registered Agent - $228
Discount Arizona INC with Registered Agent - $158
Executive Arizona INC with Registered Agent - $238
Registered Agent Service / 1 Year - $49
Discount Agent Service / 3 Year - $117

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Arizona Business Plans
By David Lanlias  USA File

Along with your Bylaws and Operating Agreement, business owners must prepare a Business Plan that includes your marketing strategies.  A banker or SBA will need a Business Plan before they can help you.  A good business plans will help avoid the pitfalls that occur to small companies that do not plan their future.

The marketing plan should include traditional and e-marketing.  The cost of implementing your business plan should not cost you an arm and a leg.  It should be proportional to your business size, volume and growth potential.  This may include print advertising, radio, television, cable television and mass mailings.  Your marking plan should include the development of a website.

Company owners should be honest with themselves and create a mission for the company. A mission statement should be kept close and followed. This way you can create a solution before the problem becomes insurmountable. Surround yourself with trusted advisors such as bankers, CPAs and attorneys. 

Arizona Annual Fees and Taxes
By Jack Cohen USA File

After filing your entity with the Secretary of State, it is time to have your bookkeeping and tax planner in place.  Income tax, payroll tax, state tax, sales tax and property tax.  We are being taxed left and right and someone needs to care for your new company.  Today, many businesses turn to CPAs for help. They will become a trusted advisor on major business and financial decisionsThey can give advice on running and managing a business, and help manage your growth potential.  Most lenders prefer financials prepared by CPAs

A CPA will show you the most effective accounting systems for your type of business.  Advice on tax preparation, personal financial planning, and auditing services are important.  They will also advise you on deductions and how to separate your personal and business expenses. The tax codes are complex and taxes for a business are more complicated than for an individual.

Good record keeping is an essential requirement for monitoring the financial health of your company.  There is an efficient and practical way for you to keep your financial records in order. CPAs can provide services outside their home state The Uniform Accountancy Act provides


If the filing was filed after 01/01/2017 and the Known Place of Business resides in Maricopa or Pima counties our Public Notice Section on our website is sufficient to meet the publication requirement. For all other counties the document must be published 3 consecutive runs. Please contact the individual newspaper for requirements and rates. Once your publication is run an affidavit of publication will be issued by the newspaper. We cannot extend the publication time frame. We do not issue a late fee for a publication. If the 60 days does pass we do advise that the publication be completed as soon as possible. Once the publication is completed you can provide us with a copy of the Affidavit. You can submit the document via email to our documentintake@azcc.gov submission line.

       


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