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North Carolina Nonprofit Document Requirements

North Carolina State Registration Documents

Incorporation

Form

Articles of Incorporation

Business Entity Search

Fee

$62 + optional $100-200 expedite fee

Average Processing Time

2 business days

Electronic Filing?

No

Charity Registration

State Requirement?

Yes

Charity Registration Search

Fee

$0-200, depending on revenue

Renewal Requirement?

Yes

990 EZ Requirement?

No

Annual Report

State Requirement?

Yes

Due:

Annually, by the end of the month of your incorporation anniversary

Fee:

$10

Other Exemptions

State Income Tax

Must file – $0

Sales Tax Exemption

Can apply for refund on sales tax paid once every six months

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.