Let's assume I walk in a local branch of a US bank with a presence in many federal states (for example, the Wells Fargo branch in Richmond/California).
Will they be able/willing to open a Wells Fargo checking account for any state other than CA (for example, Anchorage/Alaska)?
Let's assume if I have a sufficient/probable reason (for example, I just bought an Igloo or any other property up in Alaska).
- Do US banks accept applications for out-of-state checking accounts?
- Are there specific banks that are more or less likely to do so?
- Which documents, if any, do they require to proof my sufficient/probable reason for the out-of-state account opening?
- For the chances of this to work, does it matter if I want a private or a business checking account?
Edit: As for the background, certain states do collect state tax for certain business activities if you have business in those states. In CA, that boils down to $800/year for LLCs. If your business has an account there, you qualify as "doing business in" CA.