Each state has different requirements for forming a corporation. Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand state requirements for Alaska incorporation.
Cost to incorporate in Alaska
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the state fees to form an Alaska corporation. View our pricing to incorporate as a C corporation or S corporation to plainly see:
Incorporate in Alaska Incorporation Options
- BizFilings’ package prices. BizFilings offers three incorporation service packages from which you can choose.
- State fee for standard turn-around. Our pricing clearly shows the state fee to incorporate in Alaska with standard turn-around.
- Expedited turn-around. You will see the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for expedited turn-around.
- 24-hour turn-around. Alaska has a 24-hour filing option, which is outlined in our pricing.
- Certified copy. Our pricing also clearly displays the BizFilings and state fee, if any, for issuing a Certified Copy of the Articles of Incorporation.
The corporation’s name must contain the word "Corporation," "Incorporated," “Company,” “Limited” or an abbreviation thereof. Names cannot contain words pertaining to a city. The name may not contain language stating or implying that the corporation is organized for a business purpose other than the one permitted by the Articles of Incorporation. The name cannot be the same as or deceptively similar to that of another company incorporated or registered to transact business in the state.
The following are Alaska’s requirements for directors of corporations:
- Minimum number. Corporations must have one or more directors.
- Residence requirements. Alaska does not have a provision specifying where directors must reside.
- Age requirements. Alaska does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Incorporation. Director names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
Requirements for the Articles of Incorporation
The document required to form a corporation in Alaska is called the Articles of Incorporation. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Alaska's requirements include:
- Officers. Officer names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Incorporation.
- Stock. Authorized shares and par value must be listed in the Articles of Incorporation. An increase in the number of shares or par value does not affect initial filing fees.
- Registered agent. Corporations must list the name and address of a registered agent with a physical address (no post office boxes) in Alaska. The registered agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.
Other filings required at time of incorporation
Some states require additional filings or steps at the time of incorporation, such as a county level filing, publishing notice of the incorporation in a location newspaper or an initial report filing. Alaska requires the following:
Alaska Registered Agent Service
- Initial report. Alaska requires corporations to file an initial report with the state within six months of incorporation.
Professional services businesses
Alaska allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a professional corporation (PC).
Additional Alaska information
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