Alaska LLC Biennial Report

Last updated on November 9, 2022

LLC formed in Alaska needs to file a report with the state biennially i.e, once every 2 years. Read about how to file this report.

File report online

Visit the official state government’s website to submit biennial report online.

Visit Alaska official website
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What is an LLC?

Limited Liability Company

LLC is a business entity in the U.S that provides limited liability to its members. It has characteristics from both corporation and sole proprietorship. LLCs are permitted under State statutes of each US state.

Limited liability

Personal assets are protected for people with limited liability when they are sued.


A business entity that can issue shares and give limited liability to shareholders.


Owners of an LLC are referred to as members. They own membership interest in the LLC.

Sole proprietorship

Where an individual engages in business activity without formal organization.

Why file the report?

Alaska LLC Biennial Report

Biennial report is used to keep an LLC’s contact information up to the date with the State.

Filed once in 2 years

Every registered entity must file this report once every 2 years.

Ownership information

Report is mainly used for providing the details of ownership and/or officers of the entity.

File online or via mail

Biennial reports can be filed either online or by mail.

Change owners

You can change your LLC members by updating it on the biennial report when it is due.

Alaska actions

Here are some of the actions business owners can take in Alaska:

How to file Biennial report in Alaska?

Follow these steps:

1. File the initial report

All domestic LLCs have to file an initial report within 6 months of formation. This is to let the state know about the owners and managers.

Filing fee


Foreign LLCs do not have to file this initial report.

2. Visit official website

Every LLC has to file a biennial report once every 2 years. So, if the LLC is formed in an even-numbered year, the Biennial Report's due date will be January 2nd of every even-numbered year. If the LLC is formed in an odd-numbered year, it is due every even-numbered year.

Head over to Alaska’s official website to file this report.

Filing fee


The Biennial Report must be postmarked, complete and compliant, before February 2nd to avoid late fees.

LLC Biennial Report

Every LLC has to file this report in Alaska to stay compliant with the state laws.

Filing Biennial Report

Alaska LLC is expected to file this report biennially by January 2

  • File it online on Alaska Department of CCED website


Online fee


Online processing time

Failure to pay

If you file late as a domestic LLC, there is a penalty of $37.50

Initial report

Every domestic Alaska LLC has to file an initial report within 6 months of formation. It is free and can be done online.

Filing fee


Certificate of Formation

In Alaska, Articles of Organization is the form you file with the Secretary of State to form an LLC. It contains the articles of formation for the LLC.

Filing Articles of Organization

There are a couple of ways to file.

  • File it online on Alaska Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development website


  • Mail a form to the state department



State of Alaska Corporations Section

P.O. Box 110806

Juneau, AK 99811

Online & mailing fee


Online & mailing processing time

10 - 15 days

Entity name

Every LLC should have a unique name in Alaska. Alaska maintains a list of names of entities in the state. Go through it to check if your chosen name is available.

Search for names

Go to the official website of the Alaska corporations database tool to see if the name you want is available.

Searching fee



You can reserve a name for your LLC for a specific duration by paying reservation fees to the Alaska division of corporations, business & professional licensing. You will have to file your LLC formation documents within this period to keep the name. Alternatively, you can directly go ahead with the LLC formation without any reservation. That's fine too.

Reservation fee


Reservation period

120 days

LLC naming guidelines

The name you choose for your LLC must the official naming guidelines.

Here are some of the guidelines in simple language:

  • 1

    Must contain the words "limited liability company" or the abbreviation "L.L.C.," or "LLC". The word "limited" may be abbreviated as "Ltd.," and the word "company" may be abbreviated as "Co."

  • 2

    Don’t include terms that indicate that you are doing an activity that you are not authorised to do.

  • 3

    Your name should be ‘distinguishable’ in the Secretary of State records. Adding a punctuation or ‘the’ does not make it distinguishable.

  • 4

    Don’t use words that makes it seems like you are a governmental entity or has an affiliation.

Frequently asked questions

LLC annual report in Alaska

It is very important to maintain full compliance in Alaska. Filing these reports helps you protect your personal assets by maintaining limited liability and also to be in good standing with the state. Read our guides to learn how to start and manage a business in Alaska.

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