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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.


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.

Contact Us:

If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or by emailing us at: