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Hawaii Nonprofit

Forming Nonprofit in Hawaii

The Process

Hawaii nonprofits are formed by filing Articles of Incorporation with Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The entire filing process takes on average 7-10 business days plus mailing time, however state offers expedited filing of 2-3 business days plus mailing time for extra fee. To learn more about forming a nonprofit in Hawaii you can visit Hawaii State government website.

KEEP IN MIND: In Hawaii, if you are operating any type of business you will need a general business license from the State of Hawaii. This rule applies to all types of business including small and home-based business.

Name Identifiers and Abbreviations

The name of the Hawaii nonprofit must end with one of the following words/abbreviations:

  • Inc.
  • Corp.
  • Ltd.
  • Incorporated
  • Corporation
  • Limited
  • LLC
  • L.L.C.
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Liability Co.
  • Ltd. Liability Company
  • Ltd. Liability Co.

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 Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, as well as other state and federal authorities - all you need to do is complete our simple application below.

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