Domestic Nonprofit Corporation Filing Fees

Nonprofit corporations fill a valuable role in any community. Driven to fulfill a social need, they choose to direct all of their revenue toward accomplishing their established goals. But they still must go through many of the procedural hoops that exist for their for-profit counterparts, including the filing of certain documents with the Iowa Secretary of State, registration with the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies and entities.

Understanding what to file when and how much administrative expenses will be is a key step toward getting your nonprofit up and running. Contact the Des Moines business lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600 to speak with a skilled and experienced attorney about your specific needs.

Commonly Required Fees

There are some documents that every nonprofit organization must file at its inception, and there are others that only become necessary if new circumstances motivate different actions at the company level. Commonly required filing fees due the Secretary of State are (as of November 13, 2009):

  • Articles of Incorporation — $20.00
  • Articles of Amendment — $10.00
  • Restated Articles of Incorporation — $20.00
  • Articles of Merger — $20.00
  • Application for Reservation of Name — $10.00
  • Resolution to Adopt Fictitious Name — $5.00

It can be confusing to determine which paperwork you must complete, and the failure to manage the bureaucratic process well can lead to unwanted setbacks for your nonprofit.

Contact a Des Moines Business Attorney

Do not get overwhelmed with the maze of obstacles that can get in the way as you try to move your new nonprofit forward. We can help you to prepare your nonprofit organization for long-term success by ensuring that you file correctly and timely. Contact the Des Moines business lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at (877) 327-2600.

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