Alaska Licensing Information

Important Point:

  • A state business license is required for all types of business in Alaska.

How to Get a Business License in Alaska:

  • If you plan to hire at least one employee, contact Internal Revenue Service to get an Employer ID Number (EIN), and to request your w-4, SS-4, Circular E and Publication 334 forms.
  • Register your business entity with the State of Alaska.
  • Obtain your Alaska business license using the online form and submit the $100 yearly fee.

Alaska State Sales Tax:

  • Alaska does not collect a state sales tax.
  • Vehicle rental tax applies: 10% on passenger vehicles and 3% on RV's.
  • There is an excise tax of $46 per voyage on passenger traveling on commercial vessels that provide overnight accommodations while in Alaska waters.
  • Many municipalities collect sales tax ranging from 1% to 7%. Find more details here.

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