Utah Nonprofit Compliance

Required annual filings

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

Not required



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

More information: Utah State Tax Commission
3 File Utah Sales Tax Exemption Renewals

Not required



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

More information: Utah State Tax Commission
4 File Utah Annual Report
Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Corporations and Commerical Code
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

Utah Code § 16-6a-1607

Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Anyone with authority may file.
  • Original signatures are not required.
5 Renew the Charitable Solicitation Registration

Utah Charitable Organization Permit

Agency:Utah Department of Commerce - Division of Consumer Protection
Law:

Utah Code Annotated §13-22-1 thorugh 13-22-15; Utah Administrative Code, Rule R152-22-1 through R152-22-5

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
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Law:

UT Code § 13-22-8

Notes:

Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.

Initial Registration

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Notes:
  • You may not solicit until you receive your certificate of registration back from the state. It takes ~1 month for the state to process your application.
  • Some Utah counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Penalties: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Contract Filing

Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

There is no form. Notices of sales promotion must include: 1) The names of the charitable organization and commercial co-venturer; 2) That the charitable organization and the commercial co-venturer will conduct a charitable sales promotion; and 3) The date the charitable sales promotion is expected to commence.

Change of Fiscal Year

Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$75

Notes:

Submit the short year financials during the standard renewal process.

6Maintain a Utah Registered Agent

Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in Utah. 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 South Jordan , UT to maintain compliance with the state requirement.

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