New Jersey

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

Articles of incorporation

Business entity search
 
https://www.njportal.com/dor/businessrecords/
Form
 
Link: https://www.njportal.com/DOR/BusinessFormation/CompanyInformation/BusinessName
Additional info
 
Fee: $78.50
Processing: 5 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.njportal.com/dor/businessrecords/
Form (e-file)
 
Link: https://www.njportal.com/DOR/AnnualReports/Business?sessionType=AnnualReport
Due: Annually, by the last day of the month of your incorporation anniversary
Fee: $33.00

Charity registration

Filing exemption available!
 
Rule: Gross receipts of less than $10,000.00
Not eligible if using a professional fundraiser.
Link:
Due: n/a
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge
Initial form
 
Link: Form CRI-200 (less than $25000 in gross receipts)
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/applications/form-cri-200-short-form-registration-verification-statement.pdf


Form CRI-150-I ($25000 or more in gross receipts)
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/Applications/Form-CRI-150-I-Long-Form-Initial-Registration-Verification-Statement.pdf#search=CRI%2D150%2DI
Due: Prior to soliciting funds (unless exempt from filing)
Fee: Varies
Required attachments:

  • A list of your organization's officers' names, titles, street addresses and salaries ($0 if not paid)
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Your most recent 990-series tax return (if you have not yet filed a 990-series tax return, attach a cover letter indicating such)
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents
Renewal form
 
Link: Form 300R
http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/Applications/Form-CRI-300r-Long-Form-Renewal-Registration-Statement.pdf#search=300R
Due: Annually, within the 6 months following your fiscal year end (unless exempt from filing)
Fee: Varies
Required attachments:

  • A list of officers
  • Your most recent 990-series return
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents

Income/franchise tax exemption

More: <a href='http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/exemptcbt.shtml' target='_blank'>http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/exemptcbt.shtml</a>

Sales tax exemption

Notes
 
In order to become exempt from sales tax in the state of New Jersey, you must file the Sales Tax Exemption Application, REG-1E below.
Initial form
 
Link: Form REG-1E
http://www.state.nj.us/treasury/taxation/pdf/other_forms/sales/reg1e.pdf
Due: n/a
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge
Required attachments:

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents

Tax department

Raffle (games of chance)

Notes
 
Must get license from state and county
Filing information
 
Link: https://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/lgccc/Applications/Bingo-and-Raffle-License-Process-Instructions.pdf
Due: Before event
Fee: $100.00

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