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File and Start a Non Profit 501(c)(3) in Florida
Non Profit Formation in Florida
To form a non profit corporation in Florida, articles of corporation must be filed with the Department of State’s Division of Corporations. The state filing fee is $70.00. To obtain a certified copy of your articles of incorporation, there is an extra charge of $8.75. In Florida, three (3) or more directors are required for a non profit corporation.
Not for profit corporations which are federally exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code are generally exempt from Florida corporate income taxes. However, a 501(c)(3)not for profit corporation may still be required to file Form F-1120 with the Florida Department of Revenue. To qualify for exemption from Florida sales and use tax, the qualifying non profit organization must complete and submit Form DR-5, Application for Consumer’s Certificate of Exempation, with the Florida Department of Revenue.
Most charitable organizations which intend to solicit contributions from donors must register with the State of Florida prior to solicitation. The registration fee ranges from $10 to $400 depending upon the amount of contributions received annually by the charitable organization. Churches and religious organizations are generally exempt from this registration requirement.
To start a charitable organization (501c3) in Florida, our total price is $465. You can reach us at 561-988-3083 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org