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E-Commerce Applications Outage

To accommodate the deployment of a new system, the Department of Commerce Community and Economic Development is scheduling an outage for all e-Commerce applications from November 30 at 5PM until December 1 at 7AM

Offices Closed to Public

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development offices are closed to the public at this time. We are still open for business and encourage you to contact us via phone or email.

Business Licensing

EIN, FEIN, and TIN Frequently Asked Questions

The Division of Corporations, Business & Professional Licensing does not issue EIN numbers. This division does issue the following:

  • Alaska Entity Numbers
  • Alaska Professional License Numbers
  • Alaska Business License Numbers

EIN numbers are federally issued employer identification numbers assigned by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development may require registration.

In addition, there may be local government registration and reporting requirements.

The below information is provided by the Corporations Section of this Division as a courtesy. You are strongly advised to contact the IRS, Alaska Department of Labor, and your local government for additional information and requirements.

  1.     What is a federally issued EIN, FEIN and TIN?   2.     Who needs a federally issued EIN?   3.     Why does a business need a federally issued EIN?   4.     How do I get a federally issued EIN?   5.     After obtaining a federally issued EIN, register with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce.   6.     In addition, local government requirements:   7.     Additional Resources:

This Division does not provide legal advice. The information contained within these webpages is provided for your convenience and is not to be interpreted as legal advice. It is your responsibility to know what your registering, reporting and filing requirements are based on your specific business activities. Not knowing what is expected of you may not preclude you from the legal obligation to meet these requirements and compliance with the law. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a professional, such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Attorney if you need additional assistance.

Contact Us
Professional Licensing Section Email: License@Alaska.Gov
Corporations Section Email: Corporations@Alaska.Gov
Business Licensing Section Email: BusinessLicense@Alaska.Gov