The authority for incorporating in Alaska falls under the Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development, the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licenses. This Division also maintains all corporate filings of record. The main location is in Juneau, with a branch office in Anchorage. The types of business structures available are Domestic Business Corporation, Professional Corporation, Nonprofit Corporation, Cooperative Corporation, Religious Corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, and Limited Partnership.
Foreign and Domestic Corporations
A foreign corporation is a corporation registered in another State that does business in Alaska. Foreign corporations are required to register in Alaska and obtain an Alaskan Foreign Entity Number. A business license is also required.
Domestic corporations are those formed in Alaska itself. While there is no residency requirement for directors or officers of Alaskan corporations, a registered agent (who can also be a corporate officer) must have a physical address in Alaska. An agent can be either an individual or a corporation authorized to transact business in Alaska. Law firms can act as registered agents. They have to be available to take phone calls and respond to legal matters. Hiring a Registered Agent will protect your privacy and meet the requirements of incorporation in Alaska.
Officers and documents
Corporations in Alaska must have one or more directors whose names and addresses will appear in the articles of incorporation. Any change (address or ownership) must be filed with the State. This includes changes in 5% or more of stock ownership.
Corporate officer titles are determined by the bylaws or the board of directors. One person can hold multiple titles, except for president and secretary, which have to be different people – unless all stock is held by a single person, who can then hold all offices.
Forming a corporation online
Incorporation in Alaska can seem like a daunting task. However, it is quite possible to incorporate online by filing the proper forms in the proper order and this can be handled remotely through our services. We offer complete packages to start your corporation or LLC without missing key steps or documents. Mistakes can be costly.
Incorporating online is as easy as providing some initial information and deciding which type of corporation best fits your needs. CorpNet is available to help you start a corporation in Alaska and one-year Registered Agent Services is standard in our packages. We also include unlimited customer support.