Ohio State Requirements
Articles of Incorporation
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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.
Application Requirements and 501c3 Ohio Rules for Tax-Exempt Status
All tax-exempt organizations doing business in the state must follow the 501c3 Ohio rules and regulations for tax-exempt filing. Specific regulations will vary, but typically an Ohio 501c3 must disclose contact information, names of Board members, and details about the entity responsible for the Ohio nonprofit registration. In addition, state compliance regulations may request employment data and annual corporate reports.
The social impact that Ohio’s nonprofit sector is responsible for is significant and inspiring. For example, the Cleveland Foundation has awarded over $47.6 million in scholarships since 1987, whether it’s for high school students or adults seeking to develop their professional skills. If you’re eager to join this sector and harness your entrepreneurial ideas to change people’s lives, then please browse our Nonprofit Education Center and get in touch with us to get started.
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