First thing to do is to go here:
After reading that page, click on the first link in that page to pull up a search page. Do an Alpha search and then a Word search on the name you want to use for your LLC. Make sure that the name you want is not already taken, and isnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t TOO close to some other name that is being used.
When you have a name ready for your LLC, download this zip file and then extract the files from within it:
http://www.arizonashooting.com/firearms ... lc_nfa.zip
Open each PDF form and print each one out. The ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œcostsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ one is self explanatory. It will cost you $50 for your LLC (filing your Articles of Incorporation) and takes about 3-4 months for the AZ Corporation Commission to complete it, or you can pay $35 more to ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œexpediteÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ the work. It takes about one-third the time if you choose to expedite it. Write a check for the $50 or $85, and then go through the docs and fill them out starting with the PDF file I titled ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œfill out firstÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾. ItÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a checklist, but has some things to fill out ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ kinda like a worksheet. Once you finish that, fill out the one I titled ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFill out secondÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ which is your cover sheet. On the top, you put your LLC name (for example, ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œACME, LLCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾. Under ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œAÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ (1) you will choose the first check box ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œNEW Entity FilingÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾. (2) Domestic (3) LLC, (4 & 5) whatever you chose to do. Under ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ you should choose ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œArticles of IncorporationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ for your Filing Type. I leave ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ blank. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œDÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ is up to you ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â‚¬Å“ if you want something else. I leave it blank. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ is also up to you. I choose ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œMailÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾. Then finish the bottom part. Then fill out the PDF file I called ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œFill out last (third)ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾. It should just be copying the stuff from your worksheet. This last page is your LLCÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œArticles of IncorporationÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾ in a very simple form. You could make it more complex if you want though the simple form has always been sufficient for me. For section III, youÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢d probably want to choose "A" or ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã…â€œBÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¯Â¿Â¾. I choose "B". You can then list any members you want. These people can have access to all the companyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s assets, but be careful, as they are also legally part owners of the LLC. You can always add and remove people (members), but it costs money to refile your articles to make changes. Then put the cover sheet, your articles and the check in an envelope and send it to the address specified on the instructions.
Once you get it back from the state, you have to publish notice of incorporation in an approved newspaper in Maricopa County for 3 consecutive publications and then submit that info to the state. Then your LLC is finished and legal.
I hope that helps a bitÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‚Â¦