Are Certain Nonprofits Exempt From Having To Register With States?


Accredited educational institutions, hospitals, religious organizations, member organizations are some of the sort of nonprofits that may be exempted from registration.

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What Penalties Are Charged to Nonprofits Not Registered With A State?


The penalties vary by state and how aggressive and lucrative the nonprofit’s donation campaigns have been.

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How Much Does State Nonprofit Registration Usually Cost?


Typically, each state has different fees for: (1) initial registration and (2) renewal registration.

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What is Required to Register a Nonprofit with a State?


The Contents of the Registration Package:

  • To start: most commonly a state will require copies of all of an organization’s founding documents [i.e., Articles of Incorporation, IRS Determination Letter, and Bylaws], a copy of the most recently filed IRS Form 990 and corresponding audited financial statements, and the state’s registration form.
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State Nonprofit Requirements: Who Needs to Register to Make Charitable Solicitations?


All nonprofits are required to register in states prior to beginning solicitation campaigns, not just 501(c)(3) exempt organizations.

501(c)(4) [social welfare leagues and associations] and 501(c)(19) [veteran organizations] have specialized registration requirements.

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