Michigan 501c3 Nonprofit Corporation Formation
Forming a 501c3 Nonprofit in Michigan is a two-part process: first, you’ll form
a basic nonprofit corporation with the state, and then, once your corporation has
been filed, you’ll apply for the 501c3 status with the IRS.
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Forming a Michigan Nonprofit Corporation
In your Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation, which you will file with the Secretary
of State’s office, you will need to include the following:
- Business name by which your nonprofit corporation will be known by law
- Purpose statement, which cannot be simply “any lawful purpose” and must include
the IRS-required language necessary to obtain 501c3 status, if desired
- Stock / Nonstock
- Registered Agent’s name and physical address
- Incorporator’s name and address
Once your Articles of Incorporation are filed with the state of Michigan, it’s time
to apply for 501c3 status with the IRS.
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Nonprofit Corporation in Michigan for you.
Applying for 501c3 Tax-Exempt Status from the IRS
There is a great deal of information the IRS will need about your business in order
to grant you tax-exempt status. Some of the information you can expect to provide
is as follows:
- Form 1023
- Articles of Incorporation, including specific 501c3 language
- Three years of donation estimates
- Detailed description of your business activities
- Three years of expense estimates
- Conflict of Interest form
- Information about any organization from which you are involved in fundraising or
- Depending on the amount of compensation they are to receive, a list of any independent
contractors or officers
- Copies of any leases or contracts with any of the above persons
This is by no means a comprehensive list of the information the IRS will require.
Depending on your intended business activity, you may be required to provide further
information or documentation.
When you use Click and Inc to file your 501c3, we make sure the required 501c3 language
is present in your state Articles of Incorporation from the very beginning. Learn
more about forming a 501c3 Nonprofit.
Further Responsibilities of a Michigan Nonprofit Corporation
All incorporated entities in Michigan, whether nonprofit or for-profit, must submit
an Annual Report to the Secretary of State’s office. Failure to do so may result
in fees or penalties.
If any of the information provided to either the state or the IRS changes, it is
important that you file the appropriate amendment document with one or both levels
of government. Failure to do so may result in penalties, late fees, or the termination
of your business.
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