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How to file Articles of Organization in Alaska
Written by: Natalie Fell
Natalie is a business writer with experience in operations, HR, and training & development within the software, healthcare, and financial services sectors.
Edited by: David Lepeska
David has been writing and learning about business, finance and globalization for a quarter-century, starting with a small New York consulting firm in the 1990s.
Published on June 15, 2022
Updated on April 30, 2023
In Alaska, as in most states, the primary step in creating a limited liability company (LLC) is to file articles of organization with the state. This is an absolutely crucial document that helps define your business, so it’s important to do it correctly.
An LLC is a business entity that offers liability protection for owners, as well as pass-through taxation, much like a sole proprietorship.
What are Articles of Organization?
The articles of organization is a legal document you need to file with the state to form your LLC and officially become a legal entity. It will specify details about your company and establish your LLC as a registered business entity in Alaska.
The document is similar to the articles of incorporation you would file to form a corporation instead of an LLC.
How to File the Alaska Articles of Organization
In Alaska, the process to file articles of organization is quite simple. The crucial first step is gathering the required information about your new LLC, before proceeding with the filing itself.
Here are the steps you’ll need to take to create your new business entity:
- Gather the required information about your business.
- Visit the state’s Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing website
- Filling out Articles of Organization Document
On the landing page of the online form, read through the instructions and then click “Proceed to Online Filing” at the bottom of the page. You’ll then be brought to the form itself.
On the first page, you’ll be asked for entity name, the purpose of the corporation, NAICS code, registered agent contact information, entity addresses, management and organizer information. Once entered, click “proceed” at the bottom of the page.
The next page offers you an opportunity to review a PDF copy of your form before proceeding to payment.
When filling out your articles of organization form, be sure to check and double-check that all the information is accurate and up-to-date. Maybe you’ve just moved, or use your middle initial in official documents, such as with your bank account. If you get it wrong now, changing it later can be a real pain. So accuracy is crucial.
- File Articles of Organization – The final step in the process is to submit payment through the website’s payment screen or mail in all documentation. The filing fee in Alaska is $250. Your LLC should be officially formed within 10-15 business days from filing.
Alaska Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing Contact Info
Division Director: Sara Chambers
Online: Customer Contact Form
Main Phone Receptionist: (907) 465-2550
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: [email protected]
The Bottom Line
In Alaska, it’s relatively easy to create an LLC, but you do need to jump through a few hoops. You now have all the information you need to officially create your new business and begin your entrepreneurial journey in The Last Frontier.
Frequently Asked Questions
You do not need an attorney to file articles of organization in Alaska. You can file online yourself or use a business formation service. ZenBusiness’s online LLC formation service will enable you to form your LLC in just a few minutes.
To amend your LLC articles of organization, you’ll need to complete and submit an Articles of Amendment form. The filing fee is $25.00.
To request a certified copy of your articles of organization, complete and submit Copy Request form (08-562). The fee is $10.
How to file Articles of Organization in Alaska
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