Alaska Articles of Incorporation
Alaska articles of incorporation are filed to create a corporation.
Preparing and filing your articles of incorporation is the first step in starting your business corporation. Approval of this document secures your corporate name and creates the legal entity of the corporation. Only after this approval can the corporation apply for tax IDs, obtain business licenses, sign contracts, and otherwise conduct business.
Incorporating provides many important benefits:
- Limits the liability of directors, officers, and shareholders
- Fulfills statutory requirements to register your business name
- Provides governance and adds credibility
|Agency:||Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing|
Mail or online
$150 filing fee + $100 biennial license fee = $250 total
Immediately online. ~10-15 business days by paper.
Other Helpful Alaska Facts
As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Alaska.
- Number: One or more required.
- Qualifications: None.
- Quorum: Majority, unless a greater number is fixed in bylaws.
- President, Secretary, Treasurer required. President and Secretary may not be the same person. One person may be all three if that person owns 100% of outstanding shares.
- Required: No.
Alaska Annual Shareholder Meeting
- Required: Yes, and can be court-ordered if not held.
- Action by written consent: Allowed if by all shareholders entitled to vote on the action.
- Qualifications: N/A
- Stock Certificate: Optional, but shareholder must receive a writing with the same information.
- Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.