SOURCE: BizFilings

February 06, 2007 08:00 ET

BizFilings Helps Alaska Corporations and LLCs Meet Reporting Requirements

MADISON, WI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 6, 2007 --BizFilings, the leader in online incorporation services, is making it easier than ever for customers with Alaska corporations and LLCs to meet the state's biennial reporting requirements. BizFilings now offers online biennial report filing services to customers with Alaska corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs).

The State of Alaska requires corporations and LLCs to meet biennial reporting requirements:

--  Corporations and LLCs formed in odd years must submit their report in
    odd numbered years.
--  Corporations and LLCs formed in even years must submit their report in
    even numbered years.
--  Business owners who fail to file their report in a timely manner risk
    their company falling into bad standing and suffering related penalties.

While filing annual and biennial reports may seem like a simple task on the surface, the process is often complicated because companies can be doing business in several states simultaneously, all with different reporting processes. Mark Schiff, general manager for BizFilings, said that BizFilings is the online leader in helping corporations file their annual statements. The company currently files statements electronically in California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri and Nevada. He said the company anticipates having more than 20 states online in 2007.

"The requirements are different in every state," said Schiff. "There is no set time when states require their statements. Some states require everyone to file at once; others require corporations and LLCs to file on their anniversaries. Some have different dates and requirements depending on whether it's an LLC or corporation. That is why it's a good idea for companies to have someone to turn to for this task."

Companies are often required to foreign-qualify in additional states when they start transacting business in states other than where they're created. And, like annual report requirements, the definition of "transacting business" depends on the state and the situation.

Troy Janisch, marketing director for BizFilings, said businesses are seeking service partners that can meet their need for ongoing compliance in addition to their need for incorporation services.

"Our customers demand innovative compliance tools -- and that's exactly what we provide," said Janisch. "They want to concentrate on their core business instead of monitoring the paperwork requirements in each of the states in which they do business."

BizFilings also offers customers a Web-based compliance management tool called BizComply, which outlines critical events and notifies business owners before these events need to happen. It provides access to important forms and houses a company's critical information in one convenient location. Owners of multiple businesses can keep track of each business entity through a single account. And, if a business is qualified in multiple states, BizComply helps manage the compliance requirements for each of those states.

About BizFilings

BizFilings is the Internet leader in providing incorporation and related services to business owners. Bizfilings professionally forms corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and nonprofits faster than anyone else. Its rush service makes it possible to file a corporation or LLC in as little as 24 hours. The company offers a free Guide to Incorporating Your Business, illustrating the options available to new business owners as they decide the appropriate structure for their business; the advantages and disadvantages of forming a corporation or an LLC; the formation process; and the requirements imposed on business owners after forming a corporation or an LLC.

As a company started in 1996 by entrepreneurs seeking online resources to start a business of their own, BizFilings embraces the entrepreneurial spirit. The company has grown rapidly in the past decade, helping over 150,000 domestic and international business owners with their corporation, limited liability company, and nonprofit formation needs. The company is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin with satellite operations around the country.

BizFilings is a part of Wolters Kluwer, a leading multinational publisher and information services company. Wolters Kluwer has annual revenues (2005) of EUR 3.4 billion, employs approximately 18,400 people worldwide and maintains operations across Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.

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