To file a corporation an applicant must go through the state of Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing either by filing online or through the PDF application known as the Articles of Incorporation. The filing fee to incorporate is $250. The state of Alaska does not offer expedited processing and suggests that a filing can take anywhere from 10 to 15 business days to process.

The applicant should first decide on a name for their corporation. This process should be done by going to the Business Name Search on the government website and entering the name. After making your search the results will appear. If there are no matches then the name is available for use. Filers may also reserve their business name for 120 days ($25).

How to File a Profit Corporation (Online)

Step 1- Begin by going to this webpage and enter the following:

  • 1-The entity name as with the word “corporation”, “company”, “incorporated”, or “limited”, or an abbreviation of these words according to Statute 10.06.105
  • 2-The purpose of the business
  • 3-The List of NAICS Codes

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Step 2- Continue by entering the following information:

  • 4-Registered agent’s name and mailing address (including physical if different)
  • 5-The entity address (mailing and physical)

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Step 3- Continue by supplying the following details:

  • 6-The value of shares such as class, series, amount authorized, and the par value
  • 7-Add any alien affiliates
  • 8-Add any incorporators
  • 9-Check the box if you have any optional provisions

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Step 4- Enter the name of the person completing the online application.

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Step 5- On the next page you will be presented with the option of reviewing your information with a filled-in version of the Articles of Incorporation (in Adobe PDF). After you feel all the information is correct click the Proceed to Payment button.

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Step 6- On the payment page you will be required to enter your details to pay the $250 filing fee.

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Step 7- After the filing is complete the incorporator will need to complete the Initial Report. This is a one-time report that needs to be filed at no charge and can be completed online.

How to File a Non-Profit Corporation (Online)

Step 1- Start by navigating to this website and enter the following information:

  • 1-The legal name of the corporation
  • 2-Indicate the purpose of the business
  • 3-NAICS Code (full list for all codes may be found here)

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Step 2- Continue by entering the following information:

  • 4-Registered agent
  • 5-Entity addresses (mailing and physical)
  • 6-Initial directors

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Step 3- Once again, the following information must be supplied:

  • 7-List all incorporators
  • 8-Optional Provisions (if any)
  • 9-The name of the person who filled-in the online filing application

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Step 4- After the online application is complete you will want to press the Proceed button. You will be able to review all your information on the next page to make sure it is correct and then enter your credit card details to pay for the $50 filing fee.

Step 5- A non-profit domestic corporation must file the Initial Report after receiving their filed documents in the mail. This is a no-charge filing that may be completed online.

How to File a Profit Corporation (PDF)

Step 1- To file a domestic corporation using the PDF application you will need to download a form known as the Articles of Incorporation. Select the link below which matches your corporation type to download the form.

Step 2- For the purpose of this tutorial we will be going through the filing process of a standard profit corporation, though the information required is similar for all types. Fill-in the following fields to complete the application:

  • 1-The name of the corporation pursuant to Statute 10.06.105
  • 2-The purpose of the business along with the NAICS Code (see list here)
  • 3-Name of the registered agent and their address
  • 4-Name and address of each alien affiliate
  • 5-Number of authorized shares

alaska-corporation-articles-of-incorporation-form-08-400Step 3- On the 2nd page (Section 6) enter the signature of the incorporator, print name and date to complete the application. On the 3rd page the incorporator will need to enter their contact information for the state.

alaska-articles-of-incorporation-article-6Step 4- You must now attach a check for the filing fee of $250, payable to the State of Alaska/CBPL, and send to the following address:

State of Alaska

Corporations Section – P.O. Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811 

Step 5- After receiving your filing in the mail or receiving notice that the incorporation is complete the Initial Report must be filed with the state of Alaska. There is no fee for this filing and it can be filed online.

How to File a Non-Profit Corporation (PDF)

Step 1- Download the Articles of Incorporation by selecting the link below which matches your corporation type.

Step 2- For the purpose of this tutorial we will go over the filing process for a non-profit corporation, though the information asked of religious corporate filers is similar. The following information must be supplied:

Page 1

  • 1-Name of the corporation
  • 2-Intended business purpose and the NAICS code (see list here)
  • 3-Registered agent’s name and address
  • 4-Number of directors constituting the initial board of directors and their names and addresses

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  • 5-Signature and printed name of each incorporator and the date signed

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Page 3

  • Name of the entity
  • Contact information
  • Return delivery instructions

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Step 3- Lastly, attach a check made out to the State of Alaska/CBPL for the $50 filing fee. Send your completed application and the filing fee by mail to the address below.

State of Alaska

Corporations Section – P.O. Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811 

Step 4- A non-profit domestic corporation must file the Initial Report after receiving their filed documents in the mail. This is a no-charge filing that may be completed online.

Tips

EIN– If the applicant is seeking to open bank accounts, obtain a loan/financing, or hire employees then their entity will need an Employer Identification Number (EIN). This number will be used for the benefit of the entity (not the individual). Individuals may file Online or through the mail with the PDF Form SS-4. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph for more information.

Corporate Bylaws– While not required by the state, drafting a set of corporate bylaws allows for the corporation to set rules, annual meetings, and any other terms and conditions from which it will operate. This agreement will increase the general organization of your entity’s internal affairs. A free agreement template can be found within the link at the heading of this paragraph, available in MS Word and PDF formats.

Renewal– All corporations in Alaska must file a Biennial Report in order to remain in good standing. Thankfully, the renewal process is straightforward and understandable. The link at the heading of this paragraph will take you to the government website where you can submit your report online.