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.
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:
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:
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 allows professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, to form a
After forming a corporation, you must undertake certain steps on an ongoing basis to keep your business in compliance. These steps are also important in preserving the limited liability a corporation provides its owners. This guide outlines the ongoing requirements for Alaska corporations.
A list of shareholders, bylaws, books and records of account, and the minutes of shareholder and director meetings must be kept at the principal place of business.
The following are taxation requirements and ongoing fees in Alaska:
Business licenses and/or permits are required for most businesses. The BizFilings Business License Application Package can help you stay on top of these requirements.
Alaska recognizes the federal S corporation election and does not require a state-level S corporation election.
The state in which you form your company can provide certain benefits.
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