Georgia 501c3 Corporations: Tax Exempt Organizations Non Profit
Georgia 501c3 Corporations
Incorporating your charitable organization like 501c3 Corporations in Georgia can bring about many potential tax and financial advantages ranging from the special liability protection of volunteer members of the corporation to continued existence of the corporation even if a member/director dies or leaves the entity.
Form Non Profit Organizations in Georgia
The formation of non profit organizations within the state of Georgia will require choosing a name for the charitable organization and checking for its availability with Secretary of State's database. The next step is preparing, signing and submitting articles of incorporation with the Georgia Secretary of State and paying an initial filing fee of $100. The state law requires that certain information be included in this document including:
- The name of the corporation which must end with “Corporation”, “Incorporation”, “Limited” or its abbreviation
- Stating that the organization is formed in compliance with the Georgia Corporation Code
- Stating whether the corporation will or will not have members
- The name and street address of the registered agent
- The name and address of incorporator(s)
- The corporation's mailing address
- Publish a notice of intent to incorporate in the newspaper
Obtaining the Tax Exempt Status
Non profits seeking the tax-exempt status must apply to the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c) (3) to qualify to the full tax and financial incentives available within the state of Georgia. Some of these advantages include having the eligibility to enter into leases or employment contracts, exempt from paying federal and state income taxes on profits generated by the corporation and permission to obtain grants from private and public entities.