Please refer to your local statutes for the most up-to-date requirements.
Articles of incorporation
While incorporation is not explicitly required, we strongly recommend that your organization incorporate to protect your volunteers from personal liability. Sample articles of incorporation are available to our members.
|Processing:||20 business days (estimate)|
|Signatures:||No special requirements at this time|
Corporate annual report
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|Nonprofit corporations are required to file an annual report. Failure to file an annual report will result in being dissolved by the state.|
|Due:||Annually, June 1st|
Filing exemption available!
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.
|Fee:||None, to the best of our knowledge|
Charitable Organization Application
|Due:||Prior to soliciting funds (unless exempt from filing)|
ANNUAL FUNDRAISING ACTIVITY REPORT
|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)|
Income/franchise tax exemption
Automatic with valid 501(c)(3) exemption.
Sales tax exemption
Not required for Maine.
Raffle (games of chance)
Filings related to raffles and other games of chance are not included in our covered services. We may be able to assist you for an additional service fee. Reach out to your state representative for more information.
|Rule:||Raffle receipts of less than $2,500.00|
|Due:||Before event (unless exempt from filing)|