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Illinois Nonprofits State Tax Overview

- Updated May 07, 2020 - 8.00 AM - Admin, ExpressTaxExempt

Read through this page to explore everything related to the State of Illinois's registration and reinstatement process of charity organizations.

To offer a comprehensive understanding, we have listed the filing methods the Illinois state accepts, details of the form to file, how an organization can extend its filing deadline, the penalty imposed, and other links to important resources.

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1. Registrations and Reinstatements of Charity Organizations for Illinois

Filing of Articles of Incorporation for the State of Illinois

To form your nonprofit as a corporation you need to complete the legal document Articles of Incorporation. The completed Articles of Incorporation is considered the 'Charter' of your corporation. You need to complete and submit two identical copies of the Articles of Incorporation, Form NP-102.10 with one of them as the original. You need to complete all questions in the form. You can type or print your responses.

Forms: Articles of Incorporation

Filing fee: $50

Filing Method: Online or Postal Mail

Mailing Address

Mail To:

Secretary of State Department
Business Services
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350
Springfield, IL 62756 217-782-9522

Reinstatement Statement for the State of Illinois

Whether your non-profit organization is a domestic or a foreign corporation, you can file your reinstatement electronically. You have routine and expedited services for processing your submission. You need to submit the application for reinstatement along with the annual reports (maximum of 3 years) with the required fees. If your corporation is voluntarily dissolved or withdrawn, if it has expired or if it has not submitted annual reports for 3 years, you cannot file electronically reinstatement.

Forms: APPLICATION FOR REINSTATEMENT DOMESTIC/FOREIGN CORPORATIONS

Filing fee: $25

Filing method: Online or Postal Mail

Mailing Address

FILE IN-PERSON OR MAIL TO:

Secretary of State Department
Business Services 501 S. Second St., Rm.
350 Springfield, IL 62756

2. Annual Reports and Filings for the State of Illinois

Illinois Nonprofits Domestic/Foreign Corporation Annual Report

If you are a non-profit corporation in Illinois, you are expected to file an annual report of officers and directors with the Secretary of State. The due date for filing would depend on when your corporation was created. In general, the annual report of your corporation is due before the first day of the corporation’s anniversary month each year. And as you know, the anniversary month is the month your corporation was formed. If you are a domestic corporation (incorporated in Illinois), you can file an annual report electronically. You can file an electronic report even if your earlier filing was by paper and the Secretary of State's office has rejected it. You need to however pay all penalties incurred up to the current date of filing along with the fees for the filing.

Form: Form NFP11405

Filing Due Date: Before the first day of the corporation’s anniversary month each year

Filing fee: $10

Filing method: Postal Mail

Mailing Address

Mail To:

Secretary of State
Department of Business Services
501 S. Second St., Rm 350
Springfield, IL 62756
217-782-7808

Late fees or Penalties: $13

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