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Forming a Corporation in Alaska

alaska corporation filing

Every state has a different set of laws and regulations in place. In most cases, no two states are the same. Therefore, you must be familiar with the set of rules present when dealing with Alaska State Corp Filing. If your state of choice for a corporation is Alaska, DOT Operating Authority can help you with all the details. There are many steps in the process. From what comes from our part, we will research the availability of your company name.

Also, our company can help you prepare and file your Articles of Incorporation with the Alaska Divisions of Corporations. We can also assist with many of your follow-up needs such as amendment filings, written consents, and biennial report preparation and filing.

Alaska Corporate Name Requirements

In order to be a successful corporation in Alaska, your name cannot be confused with any existing, reserved, or registered corporate names. All in all, DOT Operating Authority is here to make sure that you get the perfect name for your Alaska State Corp Filing. We will also conduct full research and make sure to meet all of Alaska’s requirements.

Permitted Designations: There are several approved designations that corporate names can be followed by, which include:

  • Corp.
  • Corporation
  • Inc.
  • Incorporated
  • Company
  • Limited
  • Ltd.
  • Co

Restricted Designations: There are certain words and phrases that cannot be in corporate names. These are considered “restricted” in Alaska and require special approval. They include:

Prohibited Designations:  Alaska does not allow the use of the following words and phrases in corporation names.

  • City
  • Municipality
  • Village

Alaska State Corp Filing Requirements

Required Documents: Alaska requires businesses to file Articles of Incorporation with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing. Therefore, by trusting us to form your corporation for you, we will file all mandatory documents for you.

Processing Time: Usually, it takes 2-3 business days to incorporate a business.

Reminder: Follow-up filings are mandatory. Therefore, a new Corporation must file an initial biennial report within the first 6 months of its formation. A Business License Application is mandatory prior to the entity transacting business. Also, it is mandatory for a corporation’s principal location to be inside Alaska.

Directors Information

When forming a corporation, it is mandatory for companies to have one or more directors. This director(s) must be at least 19 years old. The appearance of all names and addresses of all directors does not have to be in the Articles of Incorporation.

Biennial Reports

It is mandatory for corporations to file a biennial report and Corporation Fee with the Alaska Division of Corporations before January 2. Processing time takes about 15 to 20 business days. Furthermore, no extensions will be available.

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