Oklahoma Nonprofits State Tax Overview

- Updated May 06, 2020 - 8.00 AM - Admin, ExpressTaxExempt

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

To offer a comprehensive understanding, we have listed the filing methods the Oklahoma 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.

1. Registrations and Reinstatement/Renewal of Charity Organizations for Oklahoma

Registrations of Charity Organizations for Oklahoma

If you decide to incorporate your non-profit in Oklahoma, you need to complete and file the nonprofit certificate of incorporation with the Oklahoma Secretary of State. Further, you would require a minimum of three incorporators to form a nonprofit in Oklahoma. You can choose incorporators who are individuals, partnerships, associations, or corporations, and could be residents of or domiciled in any state.

Filing Method: Mail / Online

Filing Fee: $25

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Secretary of State
Colcord Center
421 N.W. 13th
Suite 210/220
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Information: (405) 522-2520
Web Site: www.sos.ok.gov

Renewal of Charity Organizations for Oklahoma

Your registration is valid for one year from the date of filing with the Secretary of State after which you need to renew annually. You can submit your renewal registration statement in the same manner as your organization’s initial registration on or before the anniversary of registration.

Reinstatement of Charity Organizations for Oklahoma

In Oklahoma you can reinstate your non-profit corporation within three years of dissolution. After three years, you would have to file as a new entity. If you are a corporation, you need to file a Certificate of Renewal, Revival, Extension, and Restoration, to reinstate your Oklahoma entity. If you are an LLC, you need to apply through Application for Reinstatement to the Oklahoma Secretary of State.

Filing Method: Online / Mail

Filing Fee:

$65.00 for contributions exceeding $10,000.00.

$15.00 for contributions that do not exceed $10,000.00.

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Secretary of State
Colcord Center
421 N.W. 13th
Suite 210/220
Oklahoma City, OK 73103
Information: (405) 522-2520
Web Site: www.sos.ok.gov

2. Annual Reports and Filings for the Nonprofits in Oklahoma

You need not file an annual report if you are a Nonprofit corporation in Oklahoma. But you need to submit an annual business certificate report with the Secretary of State Department as proof of the working of your non-profit corporation. You might generally need to file by either July 1 or by the last day of your anniversary month depending on your registration.

Complete the Annual Certificate

Use the Oklahoma Secretary of State website to download a blank certificate form, you can complete this form and mail it to the Oklahoma Secretary of State. You can also complete the filing online. You'll need to provide information that includes the name of your company, your state filing number, the street address of your main business location, and the anniversary date of your business entity.

Filing Method: Online

3. Oklahoma State Filing Requirements for Nonprofits

You have to make sure your non-profit meets the requirements of the state using the IRS Determination Letter to recognize your tax-exempt status. These requirements vary state-by-state. To run your non-profit legally, you need to obtain all applicable licenses and permits from the range of local, state, and federal requirements. You need to familiarize the needs of the state of Oklahoma.

E-File Form 990-N (e-Postcard), 990-EZ, 990, 990-PF, 1120-POL, 8868
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