Alaska Articles of Incorporation

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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.

Benefits

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

Fast Facts

Agency:Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing
Form:

Articles of Incorporation

Filing Method:

Mail or online

Agency Fee:

$150 filing fee + $100 biennial license fee = $250 total

Turnaround:

Immediately online. ~10-15 business days by paper.

Law:

Alaska Statutes - Chapter 10.06: Alaska Corporations Code

Notes:
Fact Checked:6/16/17

Other Helpful Alaska Facts

As you are preparing to incorporate, keep in mind the following requirements specific to Alaska.


Alaska Directors

  • Number: One or more required.
  • Qualifications: None.
  • Quorum: Majority, unless a greater number is fixed in bylaws.

Alaska Officers

  • 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.

Alaska Bylaws

  • 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.

Alaska Shareholders

  • Qualifications: N/A
  • Stock Certificate: Optional, but shareholder must receive a writing with the same information.
  • Voting Trusts Allowed: Yes.
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