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Within 90 days of incorporating with the state; (then) Biennially (Every 2 years)
State Income Tax
Must file – no fee for 3500a
Sales Tax Exemption
All organizations (except those classified as churches) are required to file an annual 990 form (990N, 990EZ, 990, or 990PF) to be exempt from Income Tax.
The 990 return is due on the 15th day of the 5th month after the end of the organization’s fiscal year.
Failure to file for 3 consecutive years could cause your organization to lose tax-exempt status.
Colorado Nonprofit Rules for Tax-Exempt Status
When you’re looking for information about how to start a nonprofit in Colorado, it’s important to know that all tax-exempt organizations doing business in the state must follow the Colorado nonprofit rules for tax-exempt filing. Specific regulations may vary, but typically an organization is required to disclose contact details, the names of all Board members, and the entity responsible for the organization. In addition, state compliance regulations may request employment data and annual corporate reports.
The impact that Colorado’s nonprofit sector is responsible for is notable. If you’re eager to be part of that growth and launch your entrepreneurial vision to help change people’s lives, then please stop by our Nonprofit Education Center. Our information will help you understand how to start a successful nonprofit in Colorado. Be sure to read our testimonials to learn about other nonprofit entrepreneurs. Contact us to learn more about starting and growing your nonprofit.
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