Arizona Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation in Arizona. If you are looking to form nonprofit in Arizona, please visit our Start Your Arizona Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are both incorporated and foreign qualified in Arizona. Please note that this is a general list and may not be exhaustive or applicable to all nonprofits.

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1 File IRS Form 990
Agency:Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
2 File Arizona Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals
Agency:Arizona Department of Revenue
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Some organizations will need to file an information return every year.

3 File Arizona Sales Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



Arizona does not offer an overall exemption for nonprofits, but they allow exemptions for some single transactions. For a list of the few available exemptions, contact the Arizona Department of Revenue.

More information: Arizona Department of Revenue
4 File Arizona Annual Report
Agency:Arizona Corporation Commission - Corporations Division
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$10

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

A.R.S. § 10-11622

Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • An officer listed on the report must file.
  • You may not change your registered agent using this annual report.
  • If you file online, be sure to print the receipt page at the end of the process (after the credit card payment page) for your records.
  • If you file by mail, be sure to include a cover page.
5Maintain a Arizona Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Arizona. 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 Oro Valley , AZ to maintain compliance with the state requirement.


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