INITIAL FILING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME KANSAS NONPROFIT

  1. HOW TO INCORPORATE IN KANSAS STATE:
    • File the Articles of Incorporation.
    • Send it to: Kansas Secretary of State Memorial Hall, 1st Fl. 120 S.W. 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1594
    • This form can also be files online: https://www.accesskansas.org/businesscenter/index.html
    • The filing fee is $20
    • For more information, go to the website: kssos.org or call: (785) 296-4564
  2. HOW TO OBTAIN 501(c) (3) TAX-EXEMPT STATUS:
    • Form 1023 must be submitted to: Internal Revenue Service P.O. Box 12192 Covington, KY 41012-0192
    • Filing fee is $850 ($275 for 1023-EZ Form, as of July 1st, 2016)
    • For further information go to: www.irs.gov/charities or call:(800) 829–3676 (Form related questions) (800) 829–1040 (general information)
  3. HOW TO OBTAIN KANSAS STATE’S SALES AND TAX EXEMPTION:
    • Generally, nonprofit organizations in Kansas are not exempt from sales taxes. There are exceptions, though. For more information on the subject and to see if your organization is eligible for exemption, refer to the Kansas Department of Revenue’s publication: http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/pub1520.pdf
      1. If your organization qualifies for exemption
        1. Create an account on Kansas Department of Revenue website and apply for exemption following this link: http://www.ksrevenue.org/pdf/pub1520.pdf
    •  For more information, call: (785) 296-3081
  4. HOW TO OBTAIN KANSAS STATE’S INCOME TAX EXEMPTION:
    • Organizations that are 501(c) tax-exempt, are automatically exempt from Illinois income taxes too.
  5. HOW TO REGISTER WITH KANSAS STATE’S SECRETARY OF STATE:
    • File the Registration Statement for Solicitation, together with a copy of the Form 990. If the Form 990 is not required for your organization, file a Charitable Financial Statement Form.
    • Send them to: Kansas Secretary of State Memorial Hall, 1st Fl. 120 S.W. 10th Avenue Topeka, KS 66612-1594
    • The filing fee is $35
    • Audit: If the organization has received charitable contributions that exceeds $500,000 in the most recently completed fiscal year, it must include an independently audited financial statement of the most recent fiscal year.
    • For more information, go to the website: kssos.org or call: (785) 296-4564

INITIAL FILING REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME KANSAS NONPROFIT

  1. KANSAS STATE’S ATTORNEY GENERAL:
    • File Annual Report Form
      1. Note that the due date is 5 and a half months after the end of fiscal year
      2.  Send it to: Kansas Secretary of State Memorial Hall, 1st Fl. 120 S.W. 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594
      3. The filing fee is $40
      4. If the annual report is not submitted within 90 days following the due date, the organization will be forfeited in Kansas and will need to complete the reinstatement process to return to active standing.
      5. For more information, go to the website: kssos.org or call: (785) 296-4564
    • File the Registration Statement of Solicitations Form
      1. Note that the due date is 6 months after the end of the fiscal year.
      2. Send it to: Kansas Secretary of State Memorial Hall, 1st Fl. 120 S.W. 10th Ave. Topeka, KS 66612-1594
      3. The filing fee is $35
      4. For more information, go to the website: kssos.org or call: (785) 296-4564
  2. INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE:
    • File the Annual Return Form 990
      1. Note that the due date is 4 and a half months after the end of fiscal year.
    •  Send it to: Internal Revenue Service 1160W 12th Street Ogden, UT 842201
    • There is no filing fee.
    • For more information, go to the website: irs.gov/charities or call (800) 829-3676 (Form related questions) (800) 829-1040 (general information)
    • For Public Charities: Please go to the IRS website to determine which of the three forms to file: Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or Form 990-N.
    • For Private Foundations: You are required to submit the Form 990-PF.