Nevada vs. Alaska Incorporation Comparison

Alaska is one of the few states that has no personal income tax, however they do have higher corporate taxes to compensate for the difference. They are ranked #26 on the Tax Foundation’s Corporate Tax Ranking Index compared to Nevada which is ranked #1. Since you do not have to reside in Nevada to incorporate there it would be worthwhile for Alaska residents to incorporate their business in Nevada instead. You can visit the Alaska Division of Corporation Licensing if you need updated information. You can look at some statistics below to compare the differences between incorporating in Alaska vs. Nevada:


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Tax Foundation's, Corporate Tax Ranking Index 1 26
Personal Income Tax None None
Tax Foundations, Personal Income Tax Ranking Index 1 1
No Franchise Tax
No Tax on corp shares
No Gift Tax
No Unitary Tax
No Estate Tax
Statutory Indemnification of Officers, Directors & Employees
Charging Order Protection for Corporation
Charging Order is Creditor's Sole Remedy for LLC or Corporation
Highest Standard of Corporate Veil Protection
Series LLC Allowed
Business Court*

* rankings accurate as of 2013

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