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Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

Ohio Lowers Business Registration Fees

James Gilmer
Posted on October 16, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective September 24, 2015, the Ohio Secretary of State has lowered business registration fees across the board. This includes incorporation and qualification fees for both business and nonprofit entities.

The current registration fee to incorporate, form an LLC, or qualify … Read more

Pennsylvania Releases New Foreign Registration Statement

Pennsylvania Releases New Foreign Registration Statement

Pennsylvania Releases New Foreign Registration Statement

James Gilmer
Posted on July 20, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

As of July 1, 2015, Pennsylvania released a new “Foreign Registration Statement,” for immediate use with all entities, and it simplifies choosing the right state form.

The Foreign Registration Statement, Form DSCB:15-412, which we have linked to here, will … Read more

Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

Nevada Business License Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2015

James Gilmer
Posted on June 30, 2015, by James Gilmer in Business Compliance, Industry News.

Effective July 1, 2015, the Nevada Secretary of State is raising its fees for initial and annual lists, and business licenses for corporations, per NV Senate Bill 483.

The fee for initial and annual lists is increasing by $25 … Read more

Indiana Nonprofit Annual Report

Indiana Nonprofit Annual Report

Indiana Nonprofit Annual Report

James Gilmer
Posted on June 12, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

Effective July 1, 2015, Indiana nonprofit annual reports will now be due on a biennial basis, instead of annually (Source).

Currently, nonprofit entities file an Indiana annual report every year, while for-profit entities, such as LLCs and corporations, … Read more

Selecting a Nonprofit Board of Directors

Selecting a Nonprofit Board of Directors

Selecting a Nonprofit Board of Directors

James Gilmer
Posted on June 5, 2015, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

Selecting a nonprofit board of directors is vital to your nonprofit’s success. Collectively, the board of directors strategizes, sets policy, and makes decisions for the nonprofit. Individually, each director should have certain qualities and attributes that adds value to your … Read more

How to Open a Nonprofit Bank Account

How to Open a Nonprofit Bank Account

How to Open a Nonprofit Bank Account

James Gilmer
Posted on May 27, 2015, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance, Nonprofit Startup.

One of the most important steps in starting a nonprofit is opening a bank account. This allows your organization to deposit funds, to write checks, and to begin saving money. However, opening an account is not as easy as strolling into … Read more

New Hampshire Nonprofit Annual Report due in 2015

New Hampshire Nonprofit Annual Report due in 2015

New Hampshire Nonprofit Annual Report due in 2015

James Gilmer
Posted on May 7, 2015, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

As compliance junkies, we like to talk about unusual events in the corporate filing world. Today’s subject is the New Hampshire nonprofit annual report, which must be filed every five years. And you guessed it, this report is due in … Read more

IRS Form 990 Due May 15, 2015

IRS Form 990 Due May 15, 2015

IRS Form 990 Due May 15, 2015

James Gilmer
Posted on April 17, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News, Nonprofit Compliance.

 

Important Compliance Deadline for Nonprofits: Form 990 is due on 5/15/2015

 

For nonprofits on a calendar tax year, your annual 990 filing is due May 15, 2015. This applies to most nonprofits.

Organizations not on a calendar tax … Read more

Staying Compliant Using Form 1023-EZ

Staying Compliant Using Form 1023-EZ

Staying Compliant Using Form 1023-EZ

James Gilmer
Posted on April 15, 2015, by James Gilmer in Nonprofit Compliance.

Last week, we shared an update from the IRS on Form 1023-EZ, which has streamlined approval of 501(c)(3) applications. Using the new form, nonprofits typically receive a determination letter in less than 30 days, sometimes as little as two weeks.… Read more

Montana No Longer Requires Certificates of Existence

Montana No Longer Requires Certificates of Existence

Montana No Longer Requires Certificates of Existence

James Gilmer
Posted on April 8, 2015, by James Gilmer in Industry News.

On February 18, 2015, the state of Montana passed Senate Bill No. 35, which eliminates the Certificate of Existence requirement for foreign business entities. Instead, businesses qualifying in Montana will affirm “a statement that the foreign corporation has complied … Read more

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