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New York Nonprofit

Forming Nonprofit in New York

The Process

New York nonprofits are formed by filing Certificate of Incorporation with New York State Department of State. The entire filing process takes 3-4 weeks, however state offers expedited filing of 1 business day plus mailing time for extra fee. To learn more about forming a nonprofit in New York you can visit New York State government website.

KEEP IN MIND: If the purpose of your nonprofit corporation matches one of the purposes requiring written consent from a matching NYS agency, such consent would need to be obtained and attached to your Certificate of Incorporation.

Name Identifiers and Abbreviations

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

  • Inc.
  • Corp.
  • Ltd.
  • Incorporated
  • Corporation
  • 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 New York State Department of State, as well as other state and federal authorities - all you need to do is complete our simple application below.

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