Florida Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation in Florida. If you are looking to form nonprofit in Florida, please visit our Start Your Florida Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are both incorporated and foreign qualified in Florida. 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 Florida Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



There is no renewal requirement for Florida corporate income tax exemption.

More information: Florida Department of Revenue
3 File Florida Sales Tax Exemption Renewals
Agency:Florida Department of Revenue
Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

There is no renewal application; simply respond to the written requests for renewal with any required documentation.

4 File Florida Annual Report
Agency:Florida Department of State - Division of Corporations
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$61.25

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

Florida Statutes Title 36 § 607.1622

Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

Florida Charitable Organizations/Sponsors Registration

Agency:Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services - Division of Consumer Services
Law:

Florida Statutes § 496.405 et seq.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Organizations must email the state to receive an exemption, but no registration is required.

Registration to Obtain Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Renewal to Maintain Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10-400, depending on contributions received during the prior fiscal year ($0 if exempt)

Notes:
  • Carefully ensure you include all required attachments
  • Notarized signature of the CFO or treasurer is required.
  • Nonprofits who will solicit at Florida highway rest stops must obtain permission from their local Department of Transportation Maintenance Unit. Use Form #850-040-70, Permit Application for Public Use of Rest Areas, Wayside Parks and Solicitation on State Highways. Start by identifying local maintenance units at the Florida Department of Transportation Office of Maintenance.
  • Some Florida counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10-400, depending on contributions received during the prior fiscal year

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Carefully ensure you include all required attachments, including yoru annual financial report.

Change of Fiscal Year

Agency Fee:

$0

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Email the state to inform them of the change.

6Maintain a Florida Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Florida. 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 St. Petersburg , FL to maintain compliance with the state requirement.


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