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Form 08-400 Articles of Incorporation (online filing)


Form 08-400 Articles of Incorporation (online filing)

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION (Online Filing) 08-400

If the incorporators need help with this form, the state of Alaska encourages the help of legal counsel.

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 1”

Provide the name of the corporation in Article 1.  The name needs to contain the word “corporation,” “incorporation,” “limited” or an abbreviation of these terms.  In order to search the availability of a name for the corporation, visit the following link: https://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ.

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 2”

Provide the overall purpose of the corporation in Article 2. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 3”

The Registered Agent of the corporation must have an address in the state of Alaska.  If the Registered Agent does not have a PO Box as a mailing address, the physical address of the registered office is required. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 4”

Article 4 is required if there is an alien affiliate that maintains some degree of control within the corporation.  If applicable, provide their full name, mailing address, city, state or province, and country.  If there is no alien affiliate, write “None” in this section. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 5”

A for-profit corporation needs to list their common or preferred shares in Article 5 along with their par value.  A value is zero is not valid. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 6”

Number 6 in this form requires additional pages for continuation of a previous article or additional articles.  Refer to the second page of this document for specific instructions on additional articles. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 7”

Number 7 of this form requires the signature, printed name, and date of signature for all incorporators.  Additionally, the name and phone number of an incorporator needed to resolve issues with this form is needed below the signatures. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 8”

On the last page of the form, provide NAICS number for the corporation which describes the activities of the business. 

“Articles of Incorporation (Online Filing) 08-400 Step 9”

Pages 1-3 need sent to the following address:

State of Alaska

Corporations Section

PO Box 110806

Juneau AK 99811-0806

A filing fee of $250.00 is required as well.  The check or money order is made payable to the State of Alaska.  This form can also be submitted online at the following link: https://www.commerce.state.ak.us/occ/

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Form Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations


Form Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations

 

INSTRUCTIONS: ORGANIZATION OF CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT, NONSTOCK CORPORATIONS

This form is used to form a nonprofit, nonstock corporation in California for religious, charitable, social, education, recreational, or purpose of the like.  You’re encouraged to consult with an attorney while completing this form. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 1”

Provide the name of the corporation in Article I.  Make sure the name meets the California standards.  Visit the following link for more information https://www.sos.ca.gov/business/be/name-availability.htm.

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 2”

The statement within Article IIA is required by law for a mutual benefit corporation, public benefit corporation, or religious corporation.  Do not alter this statement in any way. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 3”

Provide the specific purpose of the corporation in Article IIB.  Indicate if the corporation plans to apply for the state franchise tax exemption. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 4”

Article III requires information about the corporation’s initial agent.  Of the agent is an individual person, include the agent’s name and their business or residential street address.  Do not provide a PO Box address or a C/O. 

If the initial agent is a corporation, do not write down an address.  In order to have a corporation as an initial agent, the corporation must be filed under the Secretary of State. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 5”

Article IV and Article V are required by law and should not be altered in any way.  An attorney may suggest different phrasing in some cases. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 6”

Each incorporator needs to sign the bottom of the form.  Type the name below the signature as well. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 7”

The filing fees for the Articles of Incorporation for a nonprofit, nonstock corporation are $30.00.  If the forms are dropped off to the Sacramento Office of the Los Angeles Regional Office, an additional $15 is required. 

“Organization of California Nonprofit, Nonstock Corporations Step 8”

Attach the filing fees and any other required documents and mail or deliver by hand.  If you’re mailing this form, use the following address and provided a self-addressed, stamped envelope:

Secretary of State

Document Filing Support Unit

P.O. Box 944260

Sacramento, CA 94244-2600

 

If you’re delivering the forms in person, use either address:

Sacramento Office

1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor

Sacramento, CA

 

Los Angeles Regional Office

300 South Spring Street, Room 12513

Los Angeles, CA

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