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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Forming a Nonprofit Corporation in Florida

Below  please see the a guide of steps that were taken off the internet which show the steps in forming a non profit.  Its more than just incorporating.  


Forming a Nonprofit Corporation in Florida

eg1. Choose a business name and check for availability

         2. Recruit and/or appoint directors

          3. Incorporate your Nonprofit Organization


      4. Get your Employer Identification Number     DRDR shows a status of applied for 

          5. Register with state offices
a. Division of Consumer Services
  • If you intend to solicit contributions from Florida public, you must register with the Division of Consumer Services annually.
b. Department of Revenue
  • The Florida Department of Revenue has compiled a Start-Up Kit for New Business Owners that includes tax forms and brochures for each type of tax for which you will be responsible.
       6. Apply for tax exemptions
All business entities are taxed in a variety of different ways. Once you've incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, you can start applying for tax exemptions.
a. Federal
  • The IRS lists a series of questions to help you determine whether your organization is eligible for federal tax exemption.
b. State
c. Local

Florida Dept of Revenue -  Registering a Non-Profit in Florida

ithttp://dor.myflorida.com/dor/businesses/nonprofit.htmlering a Non-Profit in Flori

daReport Tax Violations

If you have information about a tax law violation, you may report it to the Florida Department of Revenue. The Department will investigate information you provide about an individual or business that may be evading or violating Florida tax laws.
When you contact the Department to report an alleged tax violation, please be prepared to provide information about the business, the type of violation, and date when the violation occurred.
To report a tax violation:
  • Call
    800-FL-AWARD (1-800-352-9273)
  • Fax
    Attention: Tax Violations
  • E-mail
    Tax Violations
  • Write
    Florida Department of Revenue
    Tax Violations — General Tax Administration
    PO Box 5139
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

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