Rhode Island Nonprofits State Tax Overview

- Updated May 09, 2020 - 8.00 AM - Admin, ExpressTaxExempt

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

To offer a comprehensive understanding, we have listed the filing methods the Rhode Island 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. Registration and Reinstatement of Nonprofit Corporations for Rhode Island

Non-profit corporations are organizations that are not formed to earn a profit. The nonprofits are tax-exempt or charitable organizations, so they are not liable to any income tax on the money that has been contributed to the organization. These organizations can operate for religious, scientific, research, or educational purposes. They are given tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) by the federal government through IRS while the nonprofit status is granted to them by the state. The organization has to fulfill the requirements of both the state and the federal government to obtain the tax-exempt status.

Registration Forms 200 and 250 Instructions for Nonprofit Corporations in Rhode Island

Registering your organization with the Rhode Island state is different from obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS. Follow these steps to register your non-profit in Rhode Island.

Forms required: Form 200 - Articles of Incorporation

Forms required (Outside Rhode Island): Form 250 - Certificate of Authority

Filing fee: $35 and $2.50 (Enhanced fee) and $50 (For Registering outside Rhode Island)

Filing Method: Online (or) Mail

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Division Of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence RI 02904-2615

Reinstatement Form 202 Instructions for Nonprofit Corporation in Rhode Island

Restate Article of Incorporation must be filed with the Rhode Island Secretary of State to reinstate a nonprofit corporation

Forms required: Form No.202 - Restated Articles of Incorporation

Filing fee: $10 and Enhanced fee of $2

Filing method: Online (or) Mail

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Office of the Secretary of State
Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

2. Annual Reports and Filings for Nonprofits in Rhode Island

Nonprofits Annual Report (Form 631) Instructions for Rhode Island

An annual report must be filed for each calendar year except for the organization's year of formation. Annual reports submitted more than 60 days before the designated filing period will be rejected and only the statutory filing fee will be refunded.

Forms required: Form 631 - Non-Profit Corporation Annual Report

Filing fee: $20

Filing method: Online (or) Mail

Payment method: In-person via cash (or) credit card (or) check payable to RI Department of State.

Mailing Address

Mailing address:

Division of Business Services
148 W. River Street,
Providence, Rhode Island 02904-2615

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