Forming Nonprofit in California
California nonprofits are formed by filing Articles of Incorporation with California Secretary of State. The entire filing process in California greately depends on the season and the choice of expedited options. Generally it varies from 2 to 3 weeks with regular filing, but periodically can be as long as 2 month or as short as 1 week. Expedited options exist for extra fee. We recommend you to contact our office to check the most recent processing times. To learn more about forming a nonprofit in California you can visit California State government website.
Name Identifiers and Abbreviations
The name of the California nonprofit can have no identifier, or one of the listed below:
Depending on the nature of your activity some additional filings could be necessary to complete the proper set up of your nonprofit. Click on the items below to learn about each:
- EIN (tax ID)
- Sales Tax Registration
- Payroll Registration & Business Licensing
- Statement of Information
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Forming Nonprofit in Another State:
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota