Non-Profit Organization Formation

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Nonprofit Business Formation $463 +State Fees

  • Legal Document Preparation
  • We preparation of all legal documents to register your company to do business in the state.

  • Filing Articles of Organization
  • We file your Articles of Incorporation with the state, monitor the process, and promptly deliver the final paperwork to you upon approval.

  • Name Availability Check
  • We check the availability of your desired business name with the state.

Additional Common Needs for Nonprofit

Registered Agent Services
Employer ID Number (EIN)
Annual Report Preparation & Filing
Business License Research Package
Certified Copy of State Documents
Corporate Seal and Compliance Kit

Why Choose CT?

  • Designated experts to answer your questions
  • No hidden fees
  • Online compliance portal to easily file your legal documents
  • Compliance alerts to help you track your Franchise Tax due dates
  • Resources to keep you up-to-date on the latest compliance news
  • Nationwide presence – in all 50 states 
  • 120 years of experience, and the expertise to help at every stage of your business

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Need Help Choosing the Right Nonprofit Package?

Making it Easier to Make a Difference

Incorporating as a nonprofit paves the way for success. Because they’re established to serve a public purpose rather than shareholder interest, nonprofits may be exempt from income, sales, and property taxes. Incorporating also makes it easier to obtain grants and donations. And finally, the laws governing nonprofit corporations simplify officer roles and responsibilities. CT’s experts make the road to incorporation a smooth one.

CT’s Nonprofit Specialists Will:

  • Work with you to select the nonprofit incorporation package that best meets your specific needs and long-term vision
  • Advise you on your formation state’s naming requirements and verify name availability
  • Meticulously complete your Articles of Incorporation, being careful to include the language required for tax-exempt status
  • File all paperwork with the Secretary of State and monitor the process on your behalf
  • Ensure prompt delivery of your Articles of Incorporation upon approval

Nonprofit Corporations FAQs

What’s the difference between a for-profit and a nonprofit corporation?

Nonprofit corporations are formed to benefit a specific public purpose, whereas for-profit corporations work to benefit their owners and shareholders. A nonprofit loses its tax-exempt status if there’s any benefit to a private individual who controls it. Lastly, nonprofits are eligible for preferential treatment at the state and federal levels.

What steps must I take to form a nonprofit corporation?

First, you’ll specify your mission in your Articles of Incorporation, which CT will help you file with the state. Then, you’ll designate a Registered Agent to receive official documents on your behalf. You must also follow state naming rules and secure an employer ID number (EIN) for taxes and banking.

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