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LLC Formation in Alaska

Each state, including Alaska, has specific requirements that must be followed when you form an LLC. Knowing the requirements in advance can make organizing an LLC easier.

Naming Your LLC

Every LLC in Alaska must have a name that contains "Limited Liability Company," "LLC" or "L.L.C." What’s more, your name cannot contain words related to a city and it can’t state or imply a purposes that is different from ones permitted by the Articles of Organization. And, your LLC’s name cannot be the same as (or deceptively similar) to that of any other company formed or registered to transact business in Alaska.

Member/Manager information

Alaska imposes the following requirements regarding the members/managers of LLCs:

  • Minimum number. Every LLC must have at least one member.
  • Residence requirements. Alaska does not have a provision specifying where members/managers must reside.
  • Age requirements. Alaska does not have age requirements.
  • Inclusion in the Articles of Organization. The names and addresses of the members or managers do not need to be provided in the Articles of Organization.

Alaska’s Articles of Organization -- Requirements

You form an LLC in Alaska by filing Articles of Organization with the state and paying the state-imposed filing fee. As part of the filing, you must appoint a Registered Agent, listing the name and address on the Articles of Incorporation. Your Registered Agent must have a physical address (not a post office box) in Alaska and your agent must be available during normal business hours to accept important legal and tax documents for the business.

Other required filings

In addition to filing the Articles of Organization, Alaska requires that LLCs file an initial report with the state within six months of incorporating.

Professional services businesses

Alaska does provide for Professional Limited Liability Companies (PLLCs). However, professionals, such as accountants, attorneys and physicians, are permitted to form a regular LLC.

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