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If i want to incoraporate as a non-profit in PA does it start

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If i want to incoraporate as a non-profit in PA does it start with Incorporation at state level the same as a for profit company?
Yes, the non-profit formation begins with forming a corporate entity in the state where you would be located. Once you file for corporate status with the state/commonwealth, then your next step is to obtain a tax ID number from the IRS and file the 501(c)(3) forms with a copy of your bylaws and articles of organization showing your charitable purpose for approval by the IRS. You must file your non-profit application with the iRS within one year of formation of the corporation.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

We have recieved an ID number from the IRS and are just about to file for our 501c3, my confusion is that in reviewing our inforporation papers from the state the form is entitled


 


Articles of Incorporation-For Profit


 


So that will change when we apply and receive our 501c3 status?

You need to change the title of that form and it should be "Articles of Incorporation for Non-Profit" and it is supposed to state your charitable purpose in there.
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


OK...this form is from the state of PA and our incorporation papers have been accepted, can we resubmit them to the state or will we have to start over?

You need to file "Amended Articles of a Non-Profit" and you need to file that with the state at the same time as you file for your non-profit with the IRS. You do not need to start over from scratch.
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