Oklahoma Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation in Oklahoma. If you are looking to form nonprofit in Oklahoma, please visit our Start Your Oklahoma Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are both incorporated and foreign qualified in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma Corporate Tax Returns
Agency:Oklahoma Secretary of State - Business Filing Department
Notes:
  • Nonprofits are exempt from Franchise Taxes unless total capital exceeds $200,000.
  • Foreign Nonprofits must pay a registered agent fee of $100 to the Oklahoma Tax Division via Form 200.
Agency:Oklahoma Tax Commission
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
3 File Oklahoma Corporate Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



There is no renewal application for Oklahoma tax exemptions, however, businesses may be required to update address and officer information when changes occur.

More information: Oklahoma Tax Commission
4 File Oklahoma Sales Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



Depending on the type of organization, renewal may be required. Most exempt organizations do not have a renewal requirement.

More information: Oklahoma Tax Commission
5 File Oklahoma Annual Report

Not required



6 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

Oklahoma Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Oklahoma Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Section
Law:

Oklahoma Statutes Ann. §§ 18-552.1 to 18.552.6

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

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

OK Stat § 18-552.4

Initial Registration

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

$15-65, depending on contributions

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The president, chairman, or principal officer must sign. The signature need not be notarized.
  • The secretary will mail back a statement of receipt and certificate.
  • Some Oklahoma 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:

$15-65, depending on contributions

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • The president, chairman, or principal officer must sign. The signature need not be notarized.
7Maintain a Oklahoma Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Oklahoma. 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 Oklahoma City , OK to maintain compliance with the state requirement.


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