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
- Register for your nonprofit corporation's business taxes using the Florida Department of Revenue Online Registration service.
- 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.
- The IRS lists a series of questions to help you determine whether your organization is eligible for federal tax exemption.
- See Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption for more information on how to apply for tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the tax code.
- For state income tax exemption, submit your federal determination letter when you file Form 1120: Florida Corporate Income/Franchise and Emergency Excise Tax Return with the Florida Department of Revenue.
- For state sales tax exemption, file Form DR5: Application for a Consumer's Certificate of Exemption with the Florida Department of Revenue.
- See Forming a Nonprofit Corporation for details.
Florida Dept of Revenue - Registering a Non-Profit in Florida
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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:
Attention: Tax Violations
Florida Department of Revenue
Tax Violations — General Tax Administration
PO Box 5139
Tallahassee, FL 32399