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Corporate Annual Report and Foreign Qualification White Paper

The following is an examination of corporate registration requirements for charities. This report has been compiled by the experts who have specialized in charity state registration for over 30 years and who work with thousands of charities. You can also download a PDF copy of Labyrinth’s Corporate Registration White Paper. This corporate registration white paper focuses on foreign qualification which are the initial filings that a nonprofit files in states in order to get registered to do business in those states. In subsequent years, most states also require a corporate annual report or periodic reports to be filed to keep this registration current.

Foreign Qualification White Paper

STATE FORM FEE CERTIFIED COPIES REQUIREMENT CERTIFICATE OF GOOD STANDING REQUIREMENT STATUTES
AlabamaForeign Corporation Application for Registrtaion$150Certified copy of articles of incorporation dated within 6 months.Good standing certificate not requiredAL Code § 10A-1-7.01
AlaskaCertificate of Authority$50Certified copies not required. Good standing certificate not requiredAK Stat § 10.15.525
ArizonaApplication for Authority to Transact Business or
Conduct Affairs in Arizona
$175Certified copy of the articles of incorporation and all amendments dated within 60 days.Certificate of existence or good standing dated within 60 days.A.R.S § 10-1501
ArkansasNPF-1: Application for Certificate of Authority for Foreign Nonprofit Corporation$270 online or $300 for paper filingsCertified copies not required. Certificate of existence or good standing dated within 30 days.AR Code § 4-28-221
CaliforniaStatement and Designation by Foreign Corporation – Nonprofit (Form S&DC S/N)$30Certified copies not required. Certificate of good standing issued within 6 months.CA Corp Code § 2105
ColoradoOnline Form$100Certified copies not required.Good standing certificate not required.CO Rev Stat § 7-90-801
ConnecticutApplication for Certificate of Authority$40Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.CT Stat § 33-1210
DelawareForeign Corporation Qualification$245Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated with 6 months.8 DE Code § 371
District of ColumbiaForeign Registration Statement FN-1$80Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.DC Code § 29-105.02
FloridaNon-Profit Qualification$125Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 90 days. Must submit original copy.FL Stat § 617.1501
GeorgiaApplication – Certificate of Authority for Profit or Nonprofit Corporation$225Certified copies not required.Certificate existence, or certificate of good stating, dated within 90 days.GA Code § 14-3-1501
HawaiiApplication for Certificate of Authority$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of good standing dated within 60 days.HI Rev Stat § 414D-271
IdahoOnline Form$100Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.ID Code § 30-21-502
IllinoisForm NFP 113.15: application for Authority to Conduct Affairs in Illinois$50Certified copy of the articles of incorporation and all amendments and mergers dated within the last 90 days.Good standing certificated not required.805 ILCS 105/113.05
IowaApplication for Certificate of Authority$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.IA Code § 504.1503
KansasForm FA: Foreign Not-For-Profit Corporation Application$115Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.K.S.A. § 17-7931
KentuckyApplication for Certificate of Authority$90Certified copies not required.Good standing certificated not required.K.R.S. § 14A.9-010
LouisianaApplication of Foreign Corporation for Certificate of Authority$125Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.LA Rev Stat § 12:304
MaineForm MNPCA-12: Application for Authority to Carry on Activities$45Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.13-B MRSA § 1202
MarylandForeign Corporation Qualification$100Certified copies not required.Proof of existence or certificate of status dated within 60 days.MD Corp and Assn Code § 7-202
MassachusettsRegistration in Massachusetts$400Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 60 days.M.G.L.A Ch 156D § 15.03
MichiganApplication for Certificate of Authority$20Certified copies not required.Certificate of good standing dated within 30 days.MCL § 450.3011
MinnesotaCertificate of Authority – Original Filing$50Certified copies not required.Good standing certificate not required.MN Stat § 317A.061
MississippiOnline Form$100Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 60 days.MS Code § 79-11-363
MissouriForeign Nonprofit Corporation Application for Certificate of Authority to do Business in Missouri (Corp. 55A)$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 60 days.MO Rev Stat § 355.751
MontanaOnline Form$20Certified copies not required.Good standing certificate not required.MCA § 35-2-820
NebraskaApplication for Certificate of Authority to Transact Business$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of good standing dated within 60 days.NE Rev Stat § 21-19,146
NevadaQualification to do Business in Nevada$100Certified copies not required.Good standing certificate not required.NRS § 80.010
New HampshireForm FNP-1 Foreign Nonprofit Application$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 60 days.RSA § 292:5-b
New JerseyPublic Records Filing for New Business Entity$125Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 30 days.NJ Rev Stat § 15A: 13-3
New MexicoApplication for Certificate of Authority$40Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 30 days.NM Stat § 53-8-64
New YorkApplication for Authority$135Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within the last year.NY Not for Profit Corp L § 1301
North CarolinaN-09: Application of Certificate of Authority$40Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 6 months.NC Gen Stat § 55A-15-01
North DakotaCertificate of Authority Foreign Corporation Application (SFN 13100)$50Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.ND Cent Code § 10-33-127
Ohio530B: Foreign Nonprofit Corporation Application for License$40Certified copies not required.Certificate of good standing dated within 90 days.OH Rev Code § 1703.03
OklahomaCertificate of Qualification$300Certified copies not required.Certificate of good standing dated within 60 days.18 OK Stat § 18-1130
OregonApplication for Authority$50Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 60 days.OR Rev Stat § 65.701
PennsylvaniaForeign Registration Statement$50Certified copies not required.Good standing certificate not required.15 PA Con Stat § 411
Rhode IslandForm 250: Certificate of Authority$50Certified copies not required.Certificate of good standing dated within 60 days.RI Gen Laws § 7-6-70
South CarolinaApplication for a Certificate of Authority to Transact Business$10Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 30 days.SC Code § 33-31-1503
South DakotaNon-stock Application for Certificate of Authority$125Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 90 days.SDCL § 47-27-1
TennesseeApplication for Certificate of Authority (ss-4432)$600Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 60 days.TN Code § 48-65-101
TexasForm 302: Nonprofit Corporation Application for Registration$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence required.TX Bus Org Code § 9.001
UtahApplication for Authority to Conduct Affairs for a Foreign Corporation$30Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 90 days.UT Code § 16-6a-1501
VermontApplication for Certificate of Authority$125Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 30 days.11B V.S.A. § 15.01
VirginiaApplication for a Certificate fo Authority to Transact Business in Virginia$75Certified copy of articles of incorporation, and all amendments and mergers, dated within 1 year.Good standing certificate not required.VA Code § 13.1-919
WashingtonForeign Entity Registration$30Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within 60 days. Original copy must be submitted.RCW § 23.95.510
West VirginiaForm CF-1: Application for Certificate of Authority$50Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence dated within the tax year.WV Code § 31D-15-1501
WisconsinCertificate of Authority Application and/or Amended Certificate$45Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, certificate of good standing, or certificate of status, dated within 60 days.WI Stat § 181.1503
West VirginiaCertificate of Authority$25Certified copies not required.Certificate of existence, or certificate of good standing, dated within 60 days.W.S. § 17-19-1503