Register in Alaska

Alaska tax agencies

  • Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development

Set up an existing company

Businesses that have run payroll in Alaska in the past can find their account number on a Contribution Rate Notice or Quarterly Contribution Report from the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. If your account number has 5 or 6 digits, please add leading zeros when you enter it in your Gusto account.

You can find your tax rate on a Contribution Rate Notice. This rate is the combined employer and employee components and ranges from 1.5%–2.23% (or up to 5.9% for delinquent companies). If you're unsure you can call the agency at (907) 465-2757 to obtain your account number and tax rate. 

Register a new company

New employers will receive an unemployment tax rate after you have registered with the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development. You will receive confirmation of the number in 5-7 days through an email, followed by a letter in the mail. The AK Total Contribution Rate appears on the Contribution Rate Notice and includes the combined employer and employee components. New employers should complete the employer registration process to get their new employer rate, which ranges based on your industry. This tax can range from 1.5%–2.23%, and it has a wage base of $39,800. If you're unsure of your rate, please call the agency at (907) 465-2757 to obtain it.

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