Illinois

Please refer to your local statutes for the most up-to-date requirements.

Articles of incorporation

Business entity search
 
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/corp.html
Form
 
Link: https://apps.ilsos.gov/nfparticles/
Additional info
 
Fee: $50 / $75 (expedited)
Processing: 10 business days (estimate)
Signatures: No special requirements at this time

Corporate annual report

Notes
 
Nonprofit corporations are required to file an annual report. Failure to file an annual report will result in being dissolved by the state.
Business entity search
 
https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/corp.html
Form (e-file)
 
Link: https://www.cyberdriveillinois.com/departments/business_services/annual_reports/nfp_instructions.html
Due: By the 1st day of the month of the incorporation anniversary
Fee: $11.00

Charity registration

Initial form
 
Link: Form CO-1
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/co-1form.pdf


Form CO-2
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/co-2form.pdf
Due: Prior to soliciting funds
Fee: $15.00
Required attachments:

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • A list of the names, mailing addresses and daytime telephone numbers of all officers, directors and/or trustees
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents
Renewal form
 
Link: Charitable Organization Annual Report
http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/charities/ag990-annualreport.pdf
Due: Within 6 months following the fiscal year end
Fee: $15.00
Required attachments:

  • Your most recent 990 series return
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents

Income/franchise tax exemption

 

Sales tax exemption

Notes
 
Sales tax exemption in Illinois is not required, but is recommended. You will not be exempt from sales tax unless you file.
Initial form
 
Link: STAX-1 Application for Sales Tax Exemption
https://www2.illinois.gov/rev/businesses/nonprofits/Pages/default.aspx
Due: n/a
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge

Tax department

Raffle (games of chance)

Notes
 
Permits given by local counties.
Filing information
 
Link: https://www.elections.il.gov/campaigndisclosure/howtoraffle.aspx
Due: Before event
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge

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