Texas Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

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

Not required



There is no renewal requirement for Texas tax exemption.

More information: Texas Comptroller
3 File Texas Sales Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



There is no renewal requirement for Texas tax exemption.

More information: Texas Comptroller
4 File Texas Periodic Report
Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Corporations Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$5

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

Tex Bo. Code Ann. § 22.357

Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Public information reports are due annually unless the organization has been granted exemption from the Texas Comptroller.
  • File two copies.
  • An officer, director, manager, member, partner, or agent must file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
Agency:Texas Comptroller
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

TX Tax Code § 171.203

Notes:
  • Nonprofits that are exempt from Texas franchise tax do not need to file a public information report.
  • Instead, exempt nonprofits may be required to file a periodic report.
5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

Texas Charitable Solicitation Registration

Agency:Texas Secretary of State - Registrations Unit

Automatic Exemption

Notes:

Only certain public safety organizations, independent promoters, public safety publications, veterans organizations, and telephone solicitors are required to register. All other charities are automatically exempt.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Registration is only required for certain public safety organizations, independent promoters, public safety publications, veterans organizations, and telephone solicitors.
  • Some Texas counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
6Maintain a Texas Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Texas. 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 Austin , TX to maintain compliance with the state requirement.


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