Register a domestic limited liability company (LLC) in Alaska, according to AS 10.50.075, either online or through the Articles of Organization (Form 08-484). The filing fee is $250 and can be paid by credit card when forming online and by check if the paper form option is chosen.
Before filing, perform a Business Entity Search to see if your chosen operating name is available in Alaska. Furthermore, it is possible to reserve a business name for 120 days by filing a Name Reservation application ($25).
How to File (Online)
Step 1- Begin the filing process by going to this webpage and filling-in the online form with the following information:
- 1-Entity name with the words “limited liability company” or the abbreviation “L.L.C.” or “LLC”
- 2-Include the purpose of the LLC (most common is “any lawful”)
- 3-Enter the NAICS Code (see list)
Step 2- Enter the following information:
- 4-Registered agent information including the name of the person/entity and the mailing address.
- 5-Entity address
- 6-Management style
Step 3- The following information must be provided:
- Optional provisions (if any, click on the checkbox and add as necessary)
- Name of the person completing the online application and click the Proceed button
Step 4- On the next page you will be able to review your information as it is automatically filled-in to an Articles of Organization form. After verifying that the information is correct you will be able to enter your credit card details and the state will process your payment of $250.
Step 5- After receiving the filed Articles of Organization in the mail the incorporator will need to file the Initial Report. This may be completed online for free using the State’s Website.
How to File (PDF)
Step 1- Download the PDF application known as the Articles of Organization to begin the filing process.
Step 2- With the application downloaded, proceed by supplying the following information:
- Click the checkbox that states the $250 filing fee is attached
- 1-The name of the company with the words “limited liability company”, “L.L.C”, or “LLC”
- 2-Purpose of the business (“any lawful” is most common) and the NAICS Code (See List)
- 3-Registered agent name, mailing address, and physical address
- 4-Management style: either managed by members or by a manager
- Signature and print the name of the organizer
Step 3- Enter the details where the state should send the documents after processing and attach the filing fee. Have a check made out to the State of Alaska/CBPL in the amount of $250 and mail all articles to the address below.
State of Alaska
Corporations Section – PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811
Step 4- The last step of the process is filing the Initial Report. This can only be done after the company has been filed and the documents have been returned. There is no charge and it can be processed online.
EIN– The Employer Identification Number, or simply “EIN”, is provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in order to allow the company to operate in financial transactions. Without an EIN an LLC is not able to do monetary transactions as simple as opening a bank account. An EIN may be obtained Online or through the mail with the Form SS-4. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to learn more about the application process.
Operating Agreement– Not required by the state but is highly recommended because as it reads in state law (AS 10.50.095) an operating agreement defines the ownership, powers of members, and the everyday operations of the business. Drafting this document will help organize the internal structure of the LLC and prevent possible legal disputes as it states the expected role and responsibility of the management. Click on the link at the heading of this paragraph to download our free template in MS Word or PDF formats.
Renewal– All limited liability companies will be required to submit a biennial report in order to remain in good standing. Through this process, you will be able to update the state with any major changes to the LLC that may have occurred in the previous two years. Filing is simple and can be accomplished online in a matter of minutes. The link at the heading of this paragraph will take you to the online portal where you can file your report.