how to start an Alaska LLC

How to Start an Alaska LLC

Alaska LLC Formation – Basics & Helpful Information

This article is meant to be a general overview of the Alaska LLC formation process; including information about how to start an Alaska LLC and other basic issues related to Alaska LLCs.

Alaska Filing Fees

To start an Alaska LLC, you must file Articles of Organization with the Alaska Department of Commerce. The filing fee for this document is $250 and you can now file Alaska Articles of Organization online.

Alaska Filing Time

The Alaska Commerce Department will process your LLC’s Articles of Organization in approximately 10-15 days from the day it is received. Online filings are immediate unless flagged for examiner review.

Alaska Annual Compliance Requirements

Your initial report for your LLC is due within 6 months of creation, and there is no fee. Failure to file will cause non-compliance and may lead to administrative dissolution. Then every 2 years the LLC must file the biennial report. The fee is $100. If you initially filed in an even-numbered year, the biennial report due date will be January 2nd of every even-numbered year. If you initially filed in an odd-numbered year, the biennial report due date will be January 2nd of every odd-numbered year. Keep in mind, before engaging in any business activity, you must obtain a business license. To obtain your business license you must have an NAICS code (North American Industry Classification System) that describes the activities within your line of business in the state of Alaska.

See more on Alaska Business Licenses

Form an LLC in Alaska

You can use this checklist to help guide you through the process of forming an Alaska LLC:

Step 1: Decide on a Business Name

Step 2: Register your LLC with the State

Step 3: Create and Sign the LLC's Governing Document

Step 4: Get an EIN

Step 5: Get Licenses and Permits

Registering a Foreign LLC in Alaska

Helpful Info

Use an LLC formation service like IncFile to help you form an LLC in Alaska. They have LLC formation packages starting at $49 (plus the state filing fee).

Links

Alaska Department of Commerce
Alaska Business License Info
Articles of Organization (Paper Version)
Articles of Organization (Online Version)
Business Name Search
Online EIN Application (for the LLC’s Federal Tax ID)
USPTO (Federal) Trademark Search