Ohio 501c3 Corporations: Tax Exempt Organizations Non Profit

Ohio Non Profit Incorporation

Incorporating your non profit corporation in Ohio is the first critical step to obtaining the tax-exempt status. In addition, forming an Ohio non profit corporation can generate many potential financial benefits.

Forming a Non Profit Organization in Ohio

The initial filing requirement for incorporating in Ohio is preparing and submitting articles of incorporation (form #532) to the Ohio Secretary of State and paying an initial filing fee of $125.

The Ohio state law requires that certain information be included in the articles of incorporation such as:

Applicants must apply for the Employer ID Number (EIN) and request recognition for 501(c) (3) tax-exempt status from the Internal Revenue Services. Nonprofits that obtain this status enjoy many tax and financial privileges such as the personal liability protection for members and/or directors, eligibility to obtain funding from public and private entities and exemption from paying federal and state income taxes on profits generated from the corporation's activities.

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