Scroll
Notification

Will you allow One IBC to send you notifications?

We will only notify the newest and revelant news to you.

Alaska Business Registration

Alaska LLC Formation

Alaska Corporation Formation (C-Corp & S-Corp)

Alaska is a state located in the northwest extremity of the United States West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia. An exclave of the U.S., it borders the Canadian province of British Columbia and territory of Yukon to the east and southeast and has a maritime border with Russia's Chukotka Autonomous Okrug to the west. To the north are the Chukchi and Beaufort seas of the Arctic Ocean, while the Pacific Ocean lies to the south and southwest.

In 2019, Alaska has a population of 731,545.

The 2019 gross state product was $55.7 billion, 48th in the nation. Its per capita personal income for 2019 was $76,220, ranking 8th in the USA. According to a 2013 study by Phoenix Marketing International, Alaska had the fifth-largest number of millionaires per capita in the United States, with 6.75%. The oil and gas industry dominates the Alaskan economy, with more than 80% of the state's revenues derived from petroleum extraction.

Alaska, USA Offshore Company Registration

Benefits for Alaska Business Registration

  • 0% Sale tax
  • No individual income tax
  • Low Corporate tax
  • Asset Protection
  • No Double Taxation

Alaska Offshore Company Formation

  Limited Liability Company (LLC) Corporation (C- Corp and S-Corp)
Corporate Tax Rate

These taxes are calculated at the highest Alaska marginal tax rate of 9.4%.

Company Name

A corporate name must contain the words “limited liability company”, “L.L.C”, or “LLC”. The corporate name may not contain a word or phrase that indicates or implies that the corporation is organized for a purpose other than the purpose contained in its articles of incorporation. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

A corporate name must contain the words like “Corporation”, “Incorporated”, “Company”, or “Limited”; or abbreviations of these words like Corp., Inc., Co., or Ltd. A corporate name must be distinguishable upon the record.

Board of Directors

An LLC must have at least one manager and one member. The manager(s)/member(s) can be of any nationality.

A corporation must have at least one shareholder and one director. The shareholder(s)/director(s) can be of any nationality.

Other requirement

Biennial Report: The LLC must file a Biennial Report in Alaska. The due date for business corporations is every 2 years, starting from when you filed your Initial Report.

Registered Agent: Alaska LLCs are required to appoint a registered agent (called an “agent for service of process” in Alaska) to accept legal mail o

n behalf of your business. The business owner will need to have his registered agent’s information ready to go before he completes his formation documents.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

Biennial Report: The corporation must file a Biennial Report in Alaska. The due date is every 2 years, starting from when you filed your Initial Report.

Officers: The Articles of Incorporation does not record names and addresses.

Stock: the information about authorized shares and the number of shares or par value will be listed in the Certificate of Incorporation.

Registered Agent: Alaska corporations must have a physical address in Alaska to receive legal and tax documents for the business.

Employer Identification Number (EIN): An EIN is required for corporations that have employees. Furthermore, most banks will require an EIN if the business owner wants to open a business bank account.

Alaska Business Registration with 4 Easy Steps

Preparation

1. Preparation

Select basic Resident/Founder nationality information and other additional services that you want (if any).

Filling

2. Filling

Register or log in and fill in the company names and director/ shareholder(s) and fill in the billing address and special request (if any).

Payment

3. Payment

Choose your payment method (We accept payment by Credit/Debit Card, PayPal, or Wire Transfer).

Delivery

4. Delivery

You will receive soft copies of necessary documents including Certificate of Incorporation, Business Registration, Memorandum and Articles of Association, etc. Then, your new company in Alaska is ready to do business. You can bring the documents in the company kit to open a corporate bank account or we can help you with our long experience of Banking support services.

Cost of registering a company in Alaska, USA

From

US$ 599 Service Fees
  • Done within 1 working day
  • 100% successful rate
  • Fast, easy & highest confidential
  • Dedicated support (24/7)
  • Just Order, We Do All For You
Alaska LLC Formation Cost From US$ 599
Alaska Corporation Formation Cost From US$ 599

 

Recommended services

Start an LLC in Alaska with the main characteristics

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Corporate Income Tax Yes
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 1 - 2 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 600.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 600.00

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

General Information
Type of Business Entity Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)
Corporate Income Tax Yes
British Based Legal System No
Double Tax Treaty Access No
Incorporation Time Frame (Approx., days) 1 - 2 working days
Corporate Requirements
Minimum Number of Shareholders 1
Minimum Number of Directors 1
Corporate Directors Permitted Yes
Standard Authorized Capital/Shares N/A
Local Requirements
Registered Office/ Registered Agent Yes
Company Secretary Yes
Local Meetings No
Local Directors / Shareholders No
Publicly Accessible Records Yes
Annual Requirements
Annual Return Yes
Audited Accounts Yes
Incorporation Fees
Our Service Fee (1st year) US$ 599.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00
Annual Renewal Fees
Our Service Fee (year 2+) US$ 499.00
Government fee & Service charged US$ 400.00

Scope of Services

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Alaska Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Alaska company, the clients is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 700, including:

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 600

Corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp)

1. Company Formation Service Fee

Services and Documents Provided Status
Agent Fee Yes
Name Check Yes
Preparation of Articles Yes
Same-day Electronic Filing Yes
Certificate of Formation Yes
Digital Copy of Documents Yes
Digital Corporate Seal Yes
Lifetime Customer Support Yes
One Complete Year (12 Full Months) of Alaska Registered Agent Service Yes

2. Government Fee

Certificate of Incorporation Status
Submission of all documents to the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and attending to any clarifications on the structure and applications required. Yes
Submission of application to the Registrar of Companies Yes

To incorporate a Alaska company, the clients is required to pay the Government Fee, US$ 400, including:

  • Government Filling cost: US$ 100
  • Registered Agent Fee for 1 year: US$ 300

Download forms - Start an LLC in Alaska

1. Application Formation Form

Description QR Code Download
Application for Limited Company
PDF | 1.91 MB | Updated time: 14 Mar, 2020, 10:45 (UTC+08:00)

Application form for Limited Company processing

Application for Limited Company Download
Application Formation Form LLP LLC
PDF | 1.80 MB | Updated time: 03 Jan, 2020, 12:24 (UTC+08:00)

Application Formation Form LLP LLC

Application Formation Form LLP LLC Download

2. Business Plan Form

Description QR Code Download
Business Plan Form
PDF | 1,015.78 kB | Updated time: 04 Jan, 2020, 11:16 (UTC+08:00)

Business Plan Form for Company Incorporation

Business Plan Form Download

3. Information Update Form

Description QR Code Download
Information Update Form
PDF | 5.52 MB | Updated time: 06 Jan, 2020, 11:48 (UTC+08:00)

Information Update Form for completing the Registry’s statutory requirements

Information Update Form Download

4. Rate card

Description QR Code Download
Alaska (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card
PDF | 490.44 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:33 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Alaska (C-Corp or S-Corp)

Alaska (C-Corp or S-Corp) Rate card Download
Alaska LLC Rate card
PDF | 487.53 kB | Updated time: 31 Dec, 2020, 11:33 (UTC+08:00)

Basic Features and Standard Price for Alaska LLC

Alaska LLC Rate card Download

5. Sample Documents

Description QR Code Download
FAQs

Company Formation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Start an LLC in Alaska

1. How to start a small business in Alaska?

Starting a business in Alaska is a great choice for entrepreneurs since it is among the most tax-friendly states in the nation and provides a low-risk environment. If you want to know how to start a small business in Alaska2 then follow these essential steps below.

Step 1: Choose the right business idea & plan for your Alaska business

The first step towards small business ownership is to decide what kind of business you want. You should start looking for an idea that matches your interests, personal goals, and financial capabilities.

Planning greatly affects the success of a business. Before spending a significant amount of money and other resources on your business in Alaska, thoroughly analyze your idea and create a detailed plan that includes: your business name, location score, market research, etc.

Step 2: Choose a business structure

The form of small business in Alaska you choose will greatly influence your future strategies. The main business structures include:

  • Sole ownership
  • Partnerships
  • Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company - LLC

Step 3: Register your business in Alaska

Once you have chosen your business structure, the next step is to register your business. Regardless of which formal business structure you choose, you must follow this process before starting a small business in Alaska:

  • Name your business.
  • Select a registered agent.
  • Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN).
  • File formation documents.
2. What taxes do you pay in Alaska?

If you plan to do business in Alaska, USA, you should have a brief understanding of taxation here, as there are some differences compared to other states.

The most noticeable feature of Alaska taxation is that unlike other states, it does not require you to pay state sales tax or individual income tax. For local sales taxes, however, the rate is around 1.76%.

As a legitimate business owner in Alaska, you also do not need to pay for any franchise or privilege tax, which is a divergence from most states. Corporate income tax rates range from 0% to 9.4%, depending on your business’s taxable income. 0% rate applies for businesses with under US$ 25,000 taxable income, and 9.4% for above US$ 222,000. You must pay this tax before the 15th day of the fourth month after the close of the tax year.

In total, there are approximately 20 taxes in Alaska. You can visit the Alaska tax division website to check out all of them for more information. If you need more support on conducting business in Alaska or any other states in the USA, One IBC is here to help you through all the process from start to finish.

Is Alaska a tax free state?

Alaska is one of the most tax-friendly states in the United States. The state can be considered tax free as it does not impose state income or sales tax. Additionally, Alaska even “pays” its residents a certain amount of money annually, just for living there.

However, unlike other tax-free jurisdictions, Alaska still has many taxes levied on businesses such as taxations on vehicle rental, mining license, oil and gas production and property. Corporate income tax rates in the state are relatively low, as it could be 0% if a business’s tax income is under US$ 25,000. The highest income tax rate is 9.4% for income from US$ 222,000 and more.

The total state and local tax imposed on Alaska citizens, including income, property, sales, and excise taxes, is only 5.16% of personal income, the lowest of all 50 states.

The reason Alaska is a tax free state is because it is underpopulated and wants to attract more people and businesses to come and reside here. The state also has huge oil reserves, which become the main source of the state’s revenue and can support the tax-free policies.

How much taxes do you pay in Alaska?

If you are planning on doing business in Alaska, you should know how much taxes you will have to pay at the end of every tax year. This could save you a lot of time and money if done correctly.

As a business in Alaska, you are required to pay three types of taxes: federal, state, and local. Taxations will be calculated on your business’s taxable income and expenses, and your staff or contractors’ taxes. Depending on your business entity and situation, you may need to pay one, two or all three types of taxes in Alaska.

For each type of taxes, there are different taxes imposed on different industries that your business is doing in, such as taxations on vehicle rental, mining license, oil and gas production and property. However, Alaska, unlike most of the other states, does not impose state sales tax or individual income tax. You still need to pay for local sales taxes, and the rate is around 1.76%.

Corporate income tax rates in Alaska range from 0% to 9.4%. The rate applies on how much of the taxable income your business has earned during the year. 0% rate applies for businesses with under US$ 25,000 taxable income, and 9.4% for above US$ 222,000.

3. How to register a business name in Alaska?

Registering an Alaska business name is a must when you decide to form a business entity in the state. Here are the 3 basic steps you need to take to register a business name in Alaska.

Step 1: Choose a Structure for your business in Alaska

Depending on your business plan, there are different types of business structure you can start with. The one you choose to form will determine how you register your business name in Alaska. Common Alaska business registration are sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs).

Step 2: Check Alaska Business Name Availability

When registering an Alaska business name, you should ensure your business name is unique to avoid copyright and identity issues. If you register with One IBC service, we will help you check the Alaska State corporations database. This is the crucial step as your application will be denied if you attempt to claim a name that is already in use.

Step 3: Alaska Business Registration

Once you have completed the above 2 steps, you will need to send your Alaska company registry documents to the state. As a final step in registration, you must submit in person or by mail your Articles of Organization as well as documents related to your business to the Alaska Department of Commerce, Communities and Economic Development.

Select Your State Below

View more detailed information on Incorporation requirements

Promotion

By golly, be jolly for our exciting winter packages for SVG businesses in December 2021

Exclusive offers for customers using corporate services on One IBC App

One IBC Club

One IBC Club

There are four rank levels of ONE IBC membership. Advance through three elite ranks when you meet qualifying criteria. Enjoy elevated rewards and experiences throughout your journey. Explore the benefits for all levels. Earn and redeem credit points for our services.

Earning points
Earn Credit Points on qualifying purchasing of services. You’ll earn credit Points for every eligible U.S. dollar spent.

Using points
Spend credit points directly for your invoice. 100 credit points = 1 USD.

Partnership & Intermediaries

Partnership & Intermediaries

Referral Program

  • Become our referer in 3 simple steps and earn up to 14% commission on every client you introduce to us.
  • More Refer, More Earning!

Partnership Program

We cover the market with an ever-growing network of business and professional partners that we actively support in terms of professional support, sales, and marketing.

United States of America Publications

What the media say about us

About Us

We are always proud of being an experienced Financial and Corporate Services provider in the international market. We provide the best and most competitive value to you as valued customers to transform your goals into a solution with a clear action plan. Our Solution, Your Success.

US