A registered agent is a business or individual who serves as a company’s representative. They are typically tasked with accepting documents on the LLC’s behalf, including official government correspondence. This can include service of process notices, tax information, communication from the Secretary of State, and notices of lawsuits. An Alaska Registered Agent acts as a middle-man, as it is their job to see that members of the LLC receive these documents.
Alaska Registered Agent Requirements For an Individual
Fortunately for new business owners, the state of Alaska’s Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development provides a detailed breakdown of the requirements that someone must meet to serve as an Alaska registered agent on behalf of a business. Requirements for individuals include:
- The registered agent must be an individual resident of Alaska.
- The registered agent must be at least 18 years old.
- The agent must exist at a registered office, or a physical location and mailing address in the state of Alaska.
- The agent must be willing to receive service of processes, notices, and demands on behalf of the company.
- Attorneys may act as registered agents.
Alaska Registered Agent Requirements For a Company
In addition to having an individual serve as their Alaska Registered agent, Alaska businesses could also have another company serve as their registered agent
- The company must be authorized to conduct business in Alaska.
- The company must have a physical location in the state.
- A corporation may not act as its own registered agent.
- Non-corporation entities cannot serve as a registered agent.
- Incorporated law firms may act as registered agents.
DoMyLLC Can Serve As Your Alaska Registered Agent
It’s critical that new business owners find a registered agent upon who they can trust and rely. At DoMyLLC, we offer registered agent services to those looking to file as an LLC or corporation in the state of Alaska. When hiring us to serve as a registered agent, business owners can rest assured that they are receiving reliable, professional services, including:
- A physical address in the state of Alaska, meeting requirements set forth by the Department of Commerce’s Office.
- An office available during business hours from Monday through Friday. We can accept all legal correspondence for a company.
- A secure online account where business owners can manage your documents.
- An innovative management system design making it easier than ever for business owners to handle all legal correspondence, even if they’re not in the state.
- A compliance reminder system that informs business owners when annual report filings are due, ensuring they never miss a deadline.
- A compliance calendar, which is an easy-to-view method that allows owner to track when annual reports are due.
- A vast document library that includes both state and internal paperwork for Corporations and LLCs
- Links to state and government agencies
- Unlimited document storage
If businesses in Alaska miss important deadlines, such as annual report filings, they could be subject to harsh penalties. When hiring DoMyLLC as a registered agent, business owners can trust that their information will be uploaded to the online management system immediately upon delivery and that they will never miss an important deadline. DoMyLLC allows business owners to focus on running their business instead of having to burden themselves with compliance paperwork.
How To Change Your Alaska Registered Agent
If you are a business owner in the state of Alaska who is not satisfied with the registered agent currently representing your company, it’s possible that you can make a change.
- Hire a New Agent – One of the requirements for registered agents in Alaska is that companies maintain one at all times. Thus, it’s crucial for business owners to have already found their replacement registered agent before beginning the process of removing their current registered agent.
- File the Required Change of Agent Paperwork with the Alaska Commerce Department – To change their registered agent, business owners can complete this form. Those filing the form must supply their Alaska Business Entity number, prior registered agent information, and new registered agent information. The state indicates that it takes approximately 10 – 15 business days for them to process the paperwork. It’s also worth noting that Alaska businesses cannot change their registered agent on their biennial report.
- Pay the Filing Fee – The state of Alaska charges a nominal fee for businesses to change their registered agent. You can find a breakdown of the state of Alaska filing fees below.
State Filing Fees
The filing fees in the state of Alaska can vary greatly, depending on the type of company a business owner wishes to create and whether they are filing for the first time or changing their registered agent. Below, you’ll find tables detailing the state of Alaska filing fees.
|Entity Type||State Fee Registered Agent Change|
|Domestic Alaska Corporation||$25|
|Domestic Alaska Limited Liability Company||$25|
|Domestic Alaska Non-Profit Corporations||$25|
|Domestic & Foreign Partnerships (LP, LLP, LLLP)||$25|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporations||$25|
|Foreign Limited Liability Companies||$25|
|Corporation Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Alabama Corporation||$250|
|Domestic Alaska Non-Profit Corporation||$100|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$15|
|Foreign Corporation Qualification||$350|
|Foreign Non-Profit Corporation Qualification||$50|
|LLC Entity Type||State Fee for Formation|
|Domestic Alaska Limited Liability Company||$250|
|Domestic Alaska Partnerships||$250|
|Foreign Limited Liability Company Qualification||$350|
|Foreign Partnership Qualification||$350|