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Non-Profit and Religious Corporations FAQs

1. What are the differences between a non-profit corporation and a religious corporation? 2. How do I obtain tax exempt status? 3. Additional State of Alaska resources for charitable organizations: 4. What is a non-profit community association? 5. TIPS to maintain Good Standing 6. What if I have a complaint against a non-profit or a religious corporation?

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.

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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