An Alaska LLC operating agreement is a document that governs the relationships between owners in an entity and establishes how the company will be run. It can be thought of as the “product manual” for a company, containing all of its essential details in one place. This provides anyone who reads it with a clear understanding of the ins and outs of the entity.
Single-Member – Designed for entities that will have one (1) sole owner.
Multi-Member – For establishing rules and guidelines for companies that split ownership among two (2) or more people/entities.
- Step 1 – Choose the Business’ Name
- Step 2 – File the Articles of Organization
- Step 3 – Create an Operating Agreement
- Step 4 – Obtain an EIN
Alaska law does not require the name of an entity to be reserved prior to filing. However, the individual filing the Articles of Incorporation needs to ensure the name they plan on using for their entity has not already been taken. Use the state’s business search tool to confirm the intended name is available.
This can be done online or by mail. The online method is recommended due to it being the faster (and simpler) method.
Method 1 – Online
Method 2 – By mail
- Download Form 08-484 (Articles of Organization).pdf
- Complete all required fields
- Enter credit card information (for the fee of $250)
- Mail the completed packet to: [State of Alaska, Corporations Section, PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806]
- Download Form 08-497 (Certificate of Registration).pdf
- Complete the articles of organization, the contact information sheet, and input the credit card information for the $350 fee.
- Mail all completed forms to: [State of Alaska, Corporations Section, PO Box 110806, Juneau, AK 99811-0806]
Although state law doesn’t require an operating agreement to be filed, creating one is well worth the effort due to the benefits it provides.
An EIN (“Employer Identification Number”) is a string of numbers unique to a company, giving the entity the ability to open a business bank account, hire employees, and conduct other important tasks.
It can only be obtained through the IRS. The easiest way of receiving an EIN is to apply through the IRS. Once you start you need to complete it in one go, as it expires after fifteen (15) minutes of inactivity.
Filing Options: Online & by Mail