On March 28, 2019, and again on April 1, 2019, I filed Articles of Organization on the Arizona Corporation Commission’s website using its online filing system. All the data that I entered was displayed correctly on the ACC’s review screen so I paid the $85 expedited filing fee and saved the invoice. So far so good. I went to my dashboard and accepted the nomination to be the statutory agent of each LLC.
What should have happened next was the ACC’s system should have approved the Articles of Organization and given me links to the actual Articles of Organization and the ACC’s approval letter so I could download and save the documents. I got a link to each each document, but when I opened a document it did not contain any information about the newly formed LLC. Nor could I find the LLC in the ACC’s system when I searched for the LLC by its name.
The Articles of Organization for each of the LLCs looked like this:
When this happened on March 28, 2019, I contacted the ACC and reported the problem. It notified its website vendor of the problem and the vendor fixed it the following day.
When I got the blank Articles of Organization on April 1, 2019, I notified the ACC of the problem, but as of writing this article the ACC has not approved the Articles of Organization and the LLC is pending. We’ve sent several email messages to the ACC without any response. Calling the ACC is a waste of time because we are on hold for 45 – 60 minutes and then get a person who cannot solve the problem.
Bottom line: The ACC’s online LLC formation system is broken. Do not use it because you risk having your data lost in cyber-space and not being able to get any help from the Arizona Corporation Commission.
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