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The requirement to file a Foreign Entity in Alaska

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Posted On : Thu Dec 29th,2016

An ultimate guide to learn how to open a branch office in Alaska

What is an Out of State Company Alaska?

  • Generally, an out of state company may not start business in the state of Alaska until it has received authority or also called a foreign entity to do so by the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development.
  • In most cases, an out of state company will not be denied authority to do business in Alaska because the laws of the state or country under which it is organized differ from the laws of this state.

How to apply a Foreign entity in Alaska?

  • You can start a foreign entity Alaska as a corporation or a Limited Liability Company.
  • You have selected the same business structure to get a certificate of authority from Alaska state to start business, means, if you're out of state entity is registered as a corporation, then you have to register a foreign entity, corporation or if it registered a Limited Liability Company, then it should be registered a Limited Liability Company foreign entity.
  • You have to obtain a certificate of good standing of the out of state entity to start registering an Alaska foreign entity.The original state entity must be in a good standing in order to apply for an AK foreign entity.
  • File statement of foreign entity authority to obtain an authority from Colorado state to open company and you can file Alaska foreign entity online.
  • Foreign entity name must be available with the Alaska Secretary of State.


What is a processing time to establish a branch office in Alaska?

Generally, State of Colorado process your foreign entity application same day.

 Do you have to obtain a new EIN for Alaska foreign Entity?

 No, you have to use the same Employer Identification Number.

 How to file taxes of the Alaska foreign entity?

  • You have to file a consolidated return with the Internal Revenue service and state returns will be filed separately.

Alaska Foreign Entity Renewal

It must be renewed every year to operate in the state of Alaska by filing a Biennial Report.

Get Alaska Business Licenses

You have to apply for business licenses ,because you cannot use the original state entity licenses in Alaska.


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