Each state has different requirements for forming a limited liability company (LLC). Whether you are starting a business or incorporating a business already in existence, you'll want to understand the state requirements for LLC formation.
Cost to form an Alaska LLC
At BizFilings, we clearly outline our fees and the Alaska state fees. When you view our pricing to form an LLC you plainly see:
Form an Alaska LLC 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 form an LLC 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 Organization.
The LLC name must end with "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." 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 Organization. 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 the members/managers of LLCs:
- Minimum number. LLCs must have one or more members/managers.
- Residence requirements. Alaska does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
- Age requirements. Alaska does not have age requirements.
- Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. Member/Manager names and addresses are not required to be listed in the Articles of Organization.
Requirements for the Articles of Organization
The document required to form an LLC in Alaska is called the Articles of Organization. The information required in the formation document varies by state. Alaska's requirements include:
Alaska Registered Agent Service
- Registered agent. LLCs 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 LLC formation in a local newspaper or an initial report filing. Alaska requires the following:
- Initial report. Alaska requires LLCs to file an initial report with the state within six months of incorporating.
Professional services businesses
Alaska does not allow professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form professional limited liability companies (PLLCs). Professional services businesses can form as an LLC.
Additional Alaska information
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