Articles of Incorporation
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Average Processing Time
15-20 Business Days
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.
Understanding Washington State’s Nonprofit Registration Requirements
All Washington State nonprofits must follow the state’s regulations to maintain tax-exempt status. Specific rules will vary, but generally, charitable organizations must provide contact information, Board member information, and details about the parties responsible for the registration. In addition, state compliance rules may request employment data and annual financial reports.
The positive impact that Washington State’s charitable organizations have created is impressive. If you want to focus your entrepreneurial ideas to improve the world, then review the information in our Nonprofit Education Center. You’ll discover helpful information about how to start a nonprofit in Washington State, and our testimonials will inspire you with the stories of other nonprofit entrepreneurs.
Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have about how to start a nonprofit in Washington State. We look forward to helping you start, grow, and expand your nonprofit goals!
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