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DC Nonprofit

Forming Nonprofit in DC

The Process

DC nonprofits are formed by filing Articles of Incorporation with District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. The entire filing process takes 10-15 business days, with expedited option available for extra fee, cutting the processing time to 1-2 business days, plus mailing time. To learn more about forming a nonprofit in DC you can visit DC State government website.

Name Identifiers and Abbreviations

The name of the DC nonprofit can have no identifier, or one of the listed below:

  • Inc.
  • Corp.
  • Co.
  • Ltd.
  • Incorporated
  • Corporation
  • Company
  • Limited

Additional Filings

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:

KEEP IN MIND: in order for your nonprofit to be exempt from State and Federal income and property taxes some additional filings might be necessary. Click to learn more about various aspects of filing and running a nonprofit.

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We will prepare and file your nonprofit application quickly and professionally with District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs, as well as other state and federal authorities - all you need to do is complete our simple application below.

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