Kansas Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

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

IRS Form 990-N, 990-EZ, 990-PF or 990

Instructions:

See Form 990 Thresholds to determine which form to file.  Then see Current Form 990 Series for instructions.

Due:

The 15 day of the 5 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.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
2 File Kansas Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



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

More information: Kansas Department of Revenue
3 File Kansas Sales Tax Exemption Renewals
Agency:Kansas Department of Revenue
Form:

Online

Due:

The expiration date is listed on the exemption certificate.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
4 File Kansas Annual Report
Agency:Kansas Secretary of State
Form:

Not-For-Profit Corporation Annual Report

Filing method:

Mail or online.

Agency fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by the 15th day of the 6th month after the close of your fiscal year, usually June 15th. May be filed as early as January 1.

Law:

K.S.A. 17-7504

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Penalties:

If the annual report is not filed and the appropriate fee is not paid within 90 days following the due date, the business will be forfeited in Kansas. 

Notes:
  • A member, partner, or officer has to sign the paper form.
  • Original signatures are not required.
5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

Kansas Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Kansas Secretary of State - Charities
Legal Notes:

Kansas Statutes Ann. § 17-1760 et seq.

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Charities that raise less than $10,000 during a fiscal year and do not use professional solicitors
  • Charities that do not intend to or do not actually solicit or receive contributions from more than 100 persons
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Health organizations
  • Membership organizations
  • Appeals for individuals
  • Public foundations
  • Congressionally chartered organizations that submit financial reports to a federal department
Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required

Initial Registration

Form:

Form SC: Registration Statement for Solicitations

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$35

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Include all required attachments
  • The CFO and another authorized officer must sign. They must be two individuals. Notarization of signatures is not needed.
  • Some Kansas counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form:

Form SC: Registration Statement for Solicitations

Instructions:

Small nonprofits who raised <$15,000 in contributions during the calendar year do not need to file. In contrast, large nonprofits will need to submit audited finanical statements.

Filing method:

Mail

Agency fee:

$35

Due:

Due annually 6 months after the close of your fiscal year. So if your fiscal year ends December 31, then renewal is due June 30.

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:
  • Check the renewal/update box
  • Include all required attachments
  • The CFO and another authorized officer must sign. They must be two individuals. Notarization of signatures is not needed.

Change of Fiscal Year

Form:

Form SC: Registration Statement for Solicitations

Agency fee:

$35

Original Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

Fiscal year can be changed during the standard renewal process.

6Maintain a Kansas Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Kansas. 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 Wichita , KS to maintain compliance with the state requirement.


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