Resources for Starting and Maintaining a Business in Alaska

At CorpNet our mission is to help you start your business and help you keep it in compliance. To assist you in your entrepreneurial journey, we’ve collected answers to the most frequently asked questions small business owners have about starting and maintaining a business in the state of Alaska.

Our goal is to provide you with a one-stop solution for all of your business, payroll tax registrations, and compliance filings. And if we can help you along the way, our team of entity filings and compliance experts is just a call away.

Quick Facts for Starting an Alaska Business

Expedited Services Available: No
New Business Publishing Required: No
Private Registration Available: No

Registered Agent Required: Yes
Biennial Report Required: Yes
Franchise Tax Required: No

State Sales Tax: 0%
State Income Tax: 2% to 9.4%
Unemployment Insurance: 1% – 5.4%

DBAs do not require a registered agent.

Alaska Business Entity Options

Business Entity Type State Registration Fees Applicable Form
Domestic Limited Partnership $150 Certificate of Limited Partnership (Form 08-508)
Domestic Limited Liability Partnership $150 Statement of Qualification (Form 08-524)
Domestic Limited Liability Company $250 Articles of Organization (Form 08-484)
Domestic Business Corporation $250 Articles of Incorporation (Form 08-400)
Cooperative Corporation $250 Articles of Incorporation (Form 08-462)
Domestic Professional Corporation $250 Articles of Incorporation (Form 08-424)
Domestic Nonprofit Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation (Form 08-438)
Religious Corporation $50 Articles of Incorporation (Form 08-539)
Foreign Limited Liability Company $350 Registration of Foreign LLV (Form 08-497)
Foreign Business Corporation $350 Certificate of Authority (Form 08-414)
Foreign Cooperative Corporation $250 Certificate of Authority (Form 08-474)
Foreign Nonprofit Corporation $50 Certificate of Authority (Form 08-452)
Foreign Limited Partnership $150 Certificate of Registration for Foreign Limited Partnership (Form 08-517)
Foreign Limited Liability Partnership $150 Statement of Foreign Qualification (Form 08-532)

Not Sure Which Type of Business You Need?

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Key Alaska Government Resources

Alaska Department of Commerce, Community,
and Economic Development

P.O. Box 110800
Juneau, AK 99811-0800

Alaska Department of Revenue

P.O. Box 110400
Juneau, AK 99811-0400

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Need a Small Business Compliance Checklist?

Business compliance can slip through the cracks! As your existing business evolves, you are required to file notify the state of any changes. Many business owners lose sight of these requirements and fail to realize they haven’t met compliance requirements.

Use our compliance checklist to determine which business filings you need to perform to manage this year’s activities and changes.

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