What Is An Alaska Amendment?
Any major changes in the organization have to be reported to the state of Alaska. Meaning you will have to file the proper paperwork. Doing this will formalize the changes that you want to make. The process is known as an Alaska amendment.
Reasons Why You Need To File An Amendment
When your LLC or corporation wants to make changes to the company’s Articles of Organization/Incorporation, you will have to file for amendment. No matter what the reason may be, your organization has to inform the state about any changes that will affect your company’s formal entity structure.
A. Changing The Company Name –
If an LLC decides to change its business name, it has to ensure that it undergoes the legal process. To do this, your company has to submit an amendment. Do not forget to also update all the records of your company with the government.
Some corporations also decide to do business using a new company name. No matter what the reason may be, you have to go through the process that the state has set. Additionally, you will also have to update the company name on all official records.
B. Changing Members Of The Business – Unlike other states, Alaska does not allow businesses to change their officials through an amendment. If this is the type of change your company has to do, use the Notice of Change of Officials form. However, if the biennial report is due, you can update these pieces of information there.
C. Changing Address Related To The Business – Alaska does not allow businesses to change their primary addresses through an amendment. If you want to change this information, you can do so on the biennial report. However, if you make the changes in-between biennial reports, you will have to submit an Entity Address Change form.
D. Changing Contact Information –
You have to always keep the contact information of your LLC updated so that the state knows how to reach your company. The Articles of Amendment comes with a contact information sheet.
If there are changes in the contact information of your Alaska corporation, make sure you inform the state. Complete the contact information sheet that comes with the Articles of Amendment form.
E. Changing The Number Of Shares That A Corporation Is Authorized To Issue – Only corporations can issue stocks. If you have to make changes to the authorized stock of your corporation, you have to inform the state by filing an amendment.
What Is Needed To File An Amendment?
Your company has to file 2 copies of the completed Articles of Amendment Domestic Limited Liability Company Form with the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. You can submit in person, by mail, or through fax. If you choose to send it by fax, you need to submit a completed Credit Card Payment Form. If you mail the documents, you can use this payment form or include a check or money order. Make sure it is payable to the State of Alaska. The forms also require the signature of an authorized representative. You will also need to include $25 for the filing fee.
For corporations, the state requires you to submit 2 copies of the completed Articles of Amendment. You can file by mail, fax, or in-person with the Division of Corporations, Business, and Professional Licensing. Submit a Credit Card Payment Form if you choose to fax the request. Make sure your authorized representatives sign the documents. The state also accepts faxed or electronic signatures. An amendment filing is worth $25.
How Can DoMyLLC Assist With Streamlining The Process?
Making changes to a company’s formation documents require proper completion and filing of paperwork. Depending on the changes, you may also have to take care of other documents. To help ease the process, you can turn to a reliable document filing company like DoMyLLC. Our team can provide support and assistance to Alaska business owners who need help in handling formalities to ensure compliance with the state.
Alaska Amendment FAQs
If you decide to file for an amendment, your company will have to pay the $25 filing fee. If your company has to file a Notice of Change of Officials, you will need to have a separate filing with another $25 fee. Filing of an Entity Address Change is free.
LLCs have to provide the following information:
- Company name
- The date you originally filed the Articles of Organization
- A list of all articles to amend
- Signature of a member, manager, or Attorney-in-Fact
- Contact information
Corporations have to provide the following information:
- Company name
- Voting information
- A list of all articles to amend
- Full amended article
- Name and signature of the president, vice president, secretary, or assistant secretary of the company
The state needs approximately 10-15 business days to review and process the amendment applications. However, you may have to wait additional time for the return mailing.
Expect a stamped copy sent to your company address by mail.
Alaska Business Resources
Alaska Office of Secretary of State
Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811