Alaska Payroll Licensing

Licensing requirements for Alaska employers.

Harbor Compliance provides payroll tax registration services in every state to help your company hire employees and process payroll on time.

In most states, the two payroll taxes are withholding and unemployment insurance (aka unemployment tax and unemployment compensation). Employers must register for the appropriate accounts in order to hire employees, to process payroll, and to file tax returns. Given the virtual, home-based, and temporary nature of employees, registrations often take place on short notice and in multiple states. Foreign qualification and registered agent are prerequisites in most states.

Employer Witholding Tax Licensure

This section applies to employers that are applying for a license in Alaska for the first time to withold taxes from payroll.

Not required

Alaska does not have a statewide individual income tax and therefore does not collect a withholding tax.

Unemployment Tax Licensure

This section applies to employers that are applying for a license in Alaska for the first time for unemployment insurance.

Agency:Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Form TREG: Alaska Employer Registration Form


To file Form TREG: Alaska Employer Registration Form, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Determine if you need to file Form TREG: Any person, firm, corporation, or other type of organization for some portion of a day has employed one or more persons is required by law to register. 
  2. Obtain a federal employer identification number (EIN): You will need to obtain a federal EIN, which is a unique identification number assigned to your business by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
  3. Either:
    1. Download and complete Form TREG: Once you have the form, you will need to complete it and provide information about your business, such as your business name, address, and type of business.
    2. Go to, create a myAlaska account or login. Select the Services tab. Under Services for Businesses, select Employment Security Tax. Under Employer Maintenance, select New Registration. 

It is important to note that the process for filing Form TREG may vary depending on the specific circumstances of your business.

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