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This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation
in Alabama. If you are looking to form nonprofit in Alabama, please
visit our Start
Your Alabama Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are
both incorporated and foreign qualified in Alabama. Please note that this is a
general list and may not be exhaustive or applicable to all nonprofits.
By the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of the taxable year. For most organizations, the tax year ends December 31 so the Form 990 is due May 15.
Alabama Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals
There is no renewal requirement for Alabama corporate income tax exemption.
More information: Alabama Department of Revenue
Alabama Sales Tax Exemption Renewals
Alabama Department of Revenue
Most certificates are renewed annually.
The exact date of renewal is found on the current exemption certificate.
Alabama Annual Report
No annual report is required for a domestic or foreign Alabama nonprofit corporation with a 501 (c) exemption. However, Alabama nonprofits must file charitable registration with the Attorney General.
More information: Alabama Secretary of State - Business Services Division
5 Renew the
Charitable Solicitation Registration
A Charitable Organization is any benevolent, philanthropic, or patriotic person, or one purporting to be such, consistent with the then-controlling definition provided in the Internal Revenue Code of the United States of America, which solicits and collects funds for charitable purposes and includes each local, county, or area division within this state of the charitable organization; provided the local, county, or area division has authority and discretion to disburse funds or property otherwise than by transfer to any parent organization.
Alabama Charitable Organization Registration
Alabama Attorney General - Consumer Interest Division
Charities that do not intent to solicit and receive and do not actually receive more than $25,000 in contributions during a fical year and do not use professional fundraisers
Educational institutions and their authorized and related foundations
Fraternal, patriotic, benevolent, social, educational, alumni, health care foundation, historical, and civil rights organizations, including fraternities and sororities and any auxiliaries associated with any such organizations
Civic leagues and civic organizations which solicit contributions solely from their own membership
Appeals for individuals that raise $10,000 or less
Any charitable organization receiving an allocation from an incorporated community chest or united fund, provided the chest or fund is complying with this section relating to registration and filing of annual reports with the Attorney General, the charitable organization does not actually receive, in addition to an allocation, contributions in excess of $25,000 during the fiscal year, and all of the fundraising functions of the charitable organization are carried on by persons who are not paid for such services
A local post, camp, chapter, or similarly designated element, or a county unit of such elements of a bona fide veterans organization, which issues charters to local elements throughout this state, or a bona fide organization of volunteer firefighters, ambulance companies, or rescue squads, or a bona fide auxiliary or affiliate of such organizations, provided all of its fundraising activities are carried on by members of the organization, family members of the members of the organization, volunteers, or an affiliate of the organization and the members receive no compensation, directly or indirectly
To close out your registration, submit a notice of non-renewal on the state's portal. It will require a reason for withdrawal and the date that solicitations will be discontinued.
a Alabama Registered Agent
Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Alabama. The
registered agent is responsible for receiving legal documents such as service of
process. Appointing a registered agent service is often preferable to listing an
officer or director, as their information often changes. Consider using our registered agent service
in Dothan , AL to maintain compliance with
the state requirement.
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Revised June 02, 2023. Complete data last reviewed July 20, 2018.
Learn how to stay compliant with charitable solicitation laws.
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