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This guide covers the required filings to maintain a nonprofit corporation
in West Virginia. If you are looking to form nonprofit in West Virginia, please
visit our Start
Your West Virginia Nonprofit guide. The steps below apply to nonprofits that are
both incorporated and foreign qualified in West Virginia. Please note that this is a
general list and may not be exhaustive or applicable to all nonprofits.
$25 late fee. Administrative dissolution or revocation notice may be mailed for companies that fail to file.
Anyone with authority may file.
Original signatures are not required.
6 Renew the
Charitable Solicitation Registration
West Virginia Registration of Charitable Organization
West Virginia Secretary of State - Charitable Organizations Division
West Virginia Code §29-19-1 through 29-19-6
Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?
One-Time Exemption Registration
Exemption Eligible Organizations:
Educational institutions, the curriculums of which in whole or in part are registered or approved by the state board of education, either directly or by acceptance of accreditation by an accrediting body recognized by the state board of education; and any auxiliary associations, foundations and support groups which are directly responsible to any such educational institutions
Persons requesting contributions for the relief of any individual specified by name at the time of the solicitation when all of the contributions collected without any deductions whatsoever are turned over to the named beneficiary for his or her use
Hospitals and licensed nursing homes which are nonprofit and charitable
Organizations which solicit only within the membership of the organization by the members thereof: Provided, That the term "membership" shall not include those persons who are granted a membership upon making a contribution as the result of solicitation
Churches, synagogues, associations or conventions of churches, religious orders or religious organizations that are an integral part of a church which qualifies as tax exempt under the provisions of 26 U.S.C. §501(c)(3) and which qualifies as being exempt from filing an annual return under the provisions of 26 U.S.C. §6033
Any person, firm, corporation or organization that sponsors a single fund-raising event for the benefit of a named charitable organization where all or part of the funds collected are donated to the named charitable organization: Provided, that the named charitable organization receiving the funds is registered pursuant to this article, reports each of these donations individually, and certifies that no funds were withheld by the organization that solicited the funds
Any charitable organization that does not employ a professional solicitor or fund-raiser an does not intend to solicit and receive and does not actually raise or receive contributions from the public in excess of twenty-five thousand dollars during a calendar year
$15 if the organization raised less than $1M and $50 if the organization raised more than $1M.
Renewal is due annually by the anniverary of your initial registration.
There is a late fee of $25 for each month that passes after the due date.
Remember to attach the annual financial report.
The CFO and and another authorized officer. Signatures must be notarized.
Change of Fiscal Year
1-2 business days
Email the state to inform them of the change.
a West Virginia Registered Agent
Maintain a registered agent that has a street address in West Virginia. 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 Hinton , WV to maintain compliance with
the state requirement.
Revised January 16, 2020. Complete data last reviewed September 04, 2015.
Learn how to stay compliant with charitable solicitation laws.
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