Colorado 501c3 Corporations: Tax Exempt Organizations Non Profit
Colorado Non Profit Incorporation
Colorado Non Profit organizations enjoy several benefits such as:
- Limited liability protection
- Tax exemption
- Grant eligibility
- Tax credits for donors
- Perpetual existence
- Special postage rates
Non profit organizations form some of the most influential entities in a community. These entities take the form of social groups, skill training centers and religious organizations. They provide vital services, employment, entertainment and training for thousands of individuals in many cities across the state of Colorado.
Characteristics of Non Profit organizations in Colorado
Under Colorado state law, all organizations wishing to operate as non-profit entities must conform their operations to meet the guide lines laid down by the state. A non profit status prohibits the organization from generating and distributing profits created by the organization. They must have clear rules under which they operate along with a structured committee that oversees daily operations.
Forming a Non Profit Organization
The process begins with selecting a unique name for the organization. The directors then convene a meeting to set out the organization’s purpose, name officers, draft by laws and appoint an agent. They then complete the application forms requesting information such as the name and address of the organization and its agent, its purpose and proposed lifetime. Once approved, the organization applies for an Employee Identification Number (EIN) that gives them permission to hire employees. To end the process they apply for 501(c)(3) tax exempt status along with permission to solicit funding.