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Illinois Nonprofit Document Requirements

Illinois State Registration Documents

Incorporation

Form

Articles of Incorporation (AOI)

Business Entity Search

Fee

$50 by mail, $76.13 online with Articles of Incorporation (AOA)

Average Processing Time

2 business days for AOI online, 8 weeks AOA

Electronic Filing?

YES, no clauses. AOA in price.

Charity Registration

State Requirement?

Yes

Charity Registration Search

Fee

$15

Renewal Requirement?

Yes

990 EZ Requirement?

No

Annual Report

State Requirement?

Yes

Due:

By the 1st day of the month of the incorporation anniversary

Fee:

$11.00

Other Exemptions

State Income Tax

Automatic

Sales Tax Exemption

Must file – $0

Tax Returns

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.