Alaska

LLC, Business License, Incorporation

With the fourth smallest population in the United States, Alaska still services both large and small businesses. Alaska's major industries include oil production and fishing. Regardless of your industry, we can help you take advantage of Alaska's business services.

Forming a Corporation in Alaska

Each state has its own set of rules for businesses seeking to form a corporation there. If you've decided to incorporate in Alaska, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Alaska Division of Corporations We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and biennial report preparation and filing. Here are some helpful facts about Alaska's incorporation requirements:

Corporate Name Requirements

Alaska requires corporations to have names that can't be confused with any other organized entity, reserved or registered name. When you incorporate with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Alaska's standards.

Permitted Designations: Alaska corporate names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

  • Company
  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
  • Co

Restricted Designations: The use of certain words and phrases in corporate names is considered "restricted" in Alaska, meaning they require special approval by the state. These include:

  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Insurance

Prohibited Designations: Alaska prohibits the use of the following words and phrases in corporate names:

  • City
  • Municipality
  • Village

Filing Requirements

Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of your incorporation filing for you. This information is presented only for your reference.

Required documents: The state of Alaska requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.

Turnaround time In general, turnaround time for incorporating a business in Alaska is 2-3 business days.

Follow-up filings Required. An initial biennial report is due within the first six months of the corporation's formation. A Business License Application must be filed prior to the entity transacting business.

Officers/Directors Information

Minimum number: Corporations are required to have one or more directors.

Appearance in articles: Not required. Directors' names and addresses do not have to appear in the Articles of Incorporation.

Written consent: Permitted. Directors may act in writing in lieu of holding a meeting.

Principal office location

Alaska requires a corporation's principal office be located inside the state.

Biennial Reports

Time to file: Corporations must file a biennial report and Corporation Fee with the Alaska Division of Corporations before January 2.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is between 15 and 20 business days.

Signatures: Only the company president or vice president are authorized to sign biennial reports. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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Forming an LLC in Alaska

Each state has its own set of requirements for businesses that plan on forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) there. If you decide to form an LLC in Alaska, The Company Corporation will take care of all the details. We'll research the availability of your company name and help you prepare and file your Articles of Organization with the Alaska Division of Corporations. We can also take care of many of your company's follow-up needs, including annual report preparation and filing.

Here are some helpful facts about Alaska's LLC requirements:

LLC Name Requirements

Alaska requires Limited Liability Companies to have names that can't be confused with any other organized entity, fictitious, reserved or registered name. When you form your LLC with The Company Corporation's help, we'll research your company name to make sure it meets Alaska's standards.

Permitted designations: Alaska LLC names may be followed by several approved designations, including:

  • L.L.C.
  • LLC
  • LTD. Liability Company
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Ltd. Liability Co.

Restricted words: The use of certain words in LLC names is "restricted" in Alaska, meaning special approval by the state is required. These include:

  • Banc
  • Bank
  • Banking
  • Banque
  • Insurance

Prohibited words: The state of Alaska prohibits the use of certain words in the names of LLCs, including:

  • Borough
  • City
  • Municipality
  • Village

Filing Requirements

Required documents: Companies that wish to form an LLC in Alaska must file Articles of Organization. Remember, when you work with The Company Corporation, we'll take care of this filing for you.

Turnaround time:

In general, turnaround time for forming an LLC in Alaska is 2-3 business days.

Follow-up filing: Required. The LLC's initial biennial report is due within the first six months after formation (see below).

Managers/Members Information

Minimum number: LLCs are required to have one or more managers/members.

Principal Office Location: Alaska requires an LLC's principal office be located inside the state.

Annual Reports

Frequency of filing: Biennially (every other year).

Time to file: LLCs must file their biennial report and biennial corporation fee with the Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing prior to January 2.

Turnaround time: Turnaround time at the state is 15-20 business days.

Signatures: Only a manager or member may sign. Emailed or faxed signatures are accepted.

Filing extensions: Not permitted.

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Get Alaska Business Licenses

Before your business can legally begin to operate, you must satisfy its license, permit, and tax registration requirements. Almost all state, county, and local governments require businesses to obtain one or more licenses and permits. Additionally, selling taxable goods and services or hiring employees requires that you register with tax authorities. All business license, permit, and tax registration requirements vary by your industry and location.

Examples of possible licenses required in Alaska:

  • Watercraft License
  • Travel Agency License
  • Entertainment License

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