What is an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate and why do I need one?

An Arkansas Good Standing Certificate is a one-page document issued by the Arkansas Secretary of State which includes information which indicates whether or not a business is allowed to legally conduct business in the state of Arkansas.

A AR Good Standing Certificate is often required for loans, to renew business licenses, or for tax or other business purposes in the state of Arkansas or in any other state. One of the most common reasons that ypu might need a AR Good Standing Certificate is to apply to do business in a state other than Arkansas.

See our  Arkansas Good Standing Information  page if you would like more specific information.

OTHER NAMES FOR A ARKANSAS GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE

  • AR Certificate of Existence
  • AR Certificate of Authority
  • AR Certificate of Status
  • AR Certificate of Subsistence
  • AR Certificate of Qualification
  • AR Certificate of Compliance
  • AR Certificate of Standing
  • AR Certificate of Authorization
  • AR Certificate of Fact
  • AR Letter of Good Standing
  • AR Letter of Status

Example of an Arkansas Certificate of Good Standing

Example of an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate

What does it say on an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate?

I SECRETARY OF STATE NAME, Secretary of State of the State of Arkansas, do hereby certify that COMPANY NAME is an Arkansas Corporation registered to transact business in Arkansas on FORMATION DATE. I further certify that all fees and documents required by the Secretary of State's office have been received and is in good standing as far as this office is concerned.

ARKANSAS GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE COST CALCULATOR

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CORPORATION

  •    Priority - $92.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $66.00 - (next business day)

LLC / LLP / LP

  •    Priority - $92.00 - (2-3 hours)*
  •    Regular - $66.00 - (next business day)

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  •    USPS First Class - free
  •    USPS Priority Mail - $10.00
  •    USPS Express Mail - $25.00

  •    Scanned email copy - $10
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How much does it cost for an Arkansas Certificate of Good Standing?

Total cost for an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate depends on the type of company and how fast you need the Certificate. Choose your options on our Arkansas Good Standing Certificate Cost Calculator to determine exactly how much your Certificate will cost. With our Arkansas Good Standing Certificate services there are no hidden charges, surprise fees or any sign-ups required to get your Certificate.
*next and same day service for orders received before 1 PM Arkansas time (excludes weekends and holidays). Priority price includes scanned and emailed copy of Arkansas Good Standing Certificate and regular USPS delivery.

Need an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate to register your AR Company in another state?

A Corporation, LLC, LP or LLP that is registered in the state of Arkansas may require an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate to qualify as a "Foreign Corporation" in a state other than Arkansas.

A Foreign Corporation is a Corporation that is registered with a state agency, usually the Secretary of State, in one state and has the Authority to do business in another state. For example, a Corporation registered in the state of California that plans to do business in the state of Arkansas is a "Domestic Corporation" in California and a "Foreign Corporation" in the state of Arkansas.

Need an Arkansas Certificate of Good Standing for an AR Attorney?

If you are an Arkansas Attorney or if you need to find out if an Arkansas Attorney is in Good Standing with the highest court in the state of Arkansas, then you will need a Good Standing Certificate from the Arkansas Supreme Court.

If you are an Arkansas Attorney who plans to practice in the US District Court system then you may need a Good Standing Certificate from the U.S. District Court for District of Arkansas.

Need an Arkansas Good Standing Certificate for AR Tax Compliance?

If you need to verify that all outstanding tax liabilities for an Arkansas Corporation or Arkansas LLC have been paid then you need an Arkansas Tax Status Compliance Certificate.

In Arkansas a Tax Status Compliance Certificate is called a Tax Clearance or Certificate of Tax Standing. An Arkansas Tax Clearance or Certificate of Tax Standing is issued by the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration and is sometimes called a Tax Clearance Certificate, an Entity Status Letter, a Certificate of Account Status or a Tax Good Standing Certificate.

ARKANSAS STATE CONTACT INFORMATION

ARKANSAS BUSINESS SERVICES

GOOD STANDING CERTIFICATE INFORMATION FOR ANY STATE

Arkansas Secretary of State

Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration

Arkansas Department of Labor