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Maine

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

Articles of incorporation

Business entity search
 
https://icrs.informe.org/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS?MainPage=x
Additional info
 
Fee: $40
Processing: 20 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://icrs.informe.org/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS?MainPage=x
Form
 
Link: Form MNPCA-13
http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/formsnew/formspec.htm#mnpca13
Due: Annually, June 1st
Fee: $35.00

Charity registration

Filing exemption available!
 
Rule: Gross receipts of less than $35,000.00
If you ever exceed $35,000, you must file the initial application within 30 days.
Not eligible if using a professional fundraiser.
Link:
Due: n/a
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge
Initial form
 
Link: Charitable Organization Application
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/charitable/pdf/Initial%20App-Charitable%20Organization.pdf
Due: Prior to soliciting funds (unless exempt from filing)
Fee: $50.00
Required attachments:

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status
  • A list of all officers, along with their title, address, phone number, and e-mail
  • A copy of your organization's budget for the current fiscal year
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents
Renewal form
 
Link: ANNUAL FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY REPORT
http://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/charitable/pdf/AFAR-Charitable%20Organization.pdf
Due: By November 30; The state will send a renewal application approximately 60 days before your renewal. Complete the renewal application and the Annual Fundraising Activity Report (unless exempt from filing)
Fee: $25.00
Required attachments:

  • Renewal application mailed by the state
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents

Income/franchise tax exemption

 

Sales tax exemption

Tax department

Raffle (games of chance)

Filing exemption available!
 
Rule: Raffle receipts of less than $2,500.00
Filing information
 
Link: https://www.maine.gov/dps/GambBoard/nonprofit-gaming.html
Due: Before event (unless exempt from filing)
Fee: $15.00-700.00

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