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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.

Corporations

Exemption FAQs

Generally, the State of Alaska requires the following:

STEP #1: Professional Licensing Section

Individual Professional License (if applicable)
— Issued by the State of Alaska.

For more information go to ProfessionalLicensing.Alaska.Gov and select the appropriate professional license program.

Entity Professional License for Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs (if applicable)
— Issued by the State of Alaska.

NOTE: This may require Step #2 to be completed prior to professional licensing. For more information go to ProfessionalLicensing.Alaska.Gov and select the appropriate professional license program.

IMPORTANT: exemptions under Professional Licensing Statutes do not apply to entity registration with the Corporations Section or business licensing with the Business License Section

STEP #2 Corporations Section

Corporation/entity registration with the State of Alaska (if applicable)
— Issued by the State of Alaska.

For more information go to www.Corporations.Alaska.Gov

IMPORTANT: exemptions under Corporations Statutes do not apply to professional licensing with the Professional Licensing Statutes or business licensing with the Business License Section.

STEP #3 Business Licensing Section

Business License(s)
— Issued by the State of Alaska.

For more information go to www.BusinessLicense.Alaska.Gov

IMPORTANT: exemptions under Business Licensing Statutes do not apply to entity registration with the Corporations Section or professional licensing with the Professional Licensing Statutes .

For more information on how to get started with this Division, go to: How to Get Licensed

1. What is the difference between “unincorporated” and “incorporated”? Which sections do they register with? 2. CORPORATIONS SECTION: Does a domestic (Alaskan) entity have to register with the Corporations Section? 3. CORPORATION SECTION: are there domestic (Alaskan) entity registration exemptions? 4. CORPORATIONS SECTION: Does a foreign (non-Alaskan) entity have to register with the Corporations Section? 5. CORPORATION SECTION: are there foreign (non-Alaskan) entity registration exemptions? 6. BUSINESS LICENSING SECTION: do I have to have an Alaska Business License? 7. BUSINESS LICENSING SECTION: what are the business licensing exemptions? 8. HOW TO APPLY FOR A BUSINESS LICENSE WITH AN ENTITY REGISTRATION EXEMPTION REQUEST: 9. I CANNOT WAIT FOR THE PROCESSING TIME FOR A HARDCOPY BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION WITH ENTITY EXEMPTION. HOW CAN I GET AN ALASKA BUSINESS LICENSE FASTER?

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

When contacting this office, please direct your questions to the appropriate Section: Corporations, Professional Licensing, or Business Licensing. Each Section specializes in its own requirements per Alaska statutes and regulations.

Professional Licensing Section
Email: License@Alaska.Gov

Corporations Section
Email: Corporations@Alaska.Gov

Business Licensing Section
Email: BusinessLicense@Alaska.Gov