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Start A Non Profit 501(c)(3) in Illinois

Non Profit Formation in Illinois

To form a non profit in Illinois, you must file two (2) copies of the Articles of Incorporation, on Form NP-102.10, with the Illinois Secretary of State. At least three (3) directors are required for a non profit corporation in Illinois. The filing fee is $50.00. For more information, you can visit the Illinois Secretary of State’s website at http://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/.

Tax Exemptions

If you are a non profit organization in Illinois, and you wish to apply for an exemption number to be exempt from sales tax, the non profit organization must send a letter to the Illinois Department of Revenue making request for the exemption. The letter should include a copy of the articles of incorporation, bylaws, a narrative explaining purposes, functions and activities, most recent financial statement (other than for religious organizations), brochures and other relevant information. Non profit organizations which are exempt from federal income tax are exempt from state corporate income tax.

Charitable Solicitation

Organizations in Illinois that solicit, or intend to solicit donations, must file a registration statement (Form CO-1) with the Office of the Attorney General. Organizations must also provide governing documents such as Articles of Incorporation, annual financial reports for the previous three years, IRS determination letter or copy of exemption application, copies of contracts with fundraisers, and bylaws. Organizations that receive more than $150,000 in contributions in a calendar year, or that receive more than $25,000 from paid professional fundraisers, must file audited financial statements in addition to Form AG 990-IL and federal tax returns. You can contact the Office of Attorney General of Illinois for further information.

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