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What is a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation?

A Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation is sometimes called a Massachusetts Not-For-Profit Corporation.

A Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation is an organization that is legally registered with the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth.  While the federal government must approve the tax-exempt status of a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation, a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation is not initially registered with any US government agency.   more...

Do I need a lawyer to Form a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation?

The short answer is no. The state of Massachusetts does not legally require a lawyer to form a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation.  However, if there is anything about forming a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation that you're not sure about you should seek the advice of a competent Massachusetts lawyer, a Massachusetts accountant, or both BEFORE you Incorporate.   more...

What are the most common types of Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporations?

The most common types of Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporations are:
  • Massachusetts Public-benefit Nonprofit Corporations
  • Massachusetts Religious Corporations
  • Massachusetts Mutual-benefit Nonprofit Corporations
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Who owns a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation?

No one person or group of people can own a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation.  Once it is incorporated, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation is a separate legal entity from its founders, directors, officers, and employees.  The Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation itself owns assets of the business and is entitled to receive all revenues from its operation.  Any equity in a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation belongs to the organization itself, not to the founders, board of directors or staff.

In addition, a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation cannot be sold to another individual, corporation or organization.

Can a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation make money?

Contrary to popular belief a Massachusetts Noprofit Corporation may actually make a profit.  Many Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporations derive much of their funding from tax-exempt donations.  Sometimes a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation can receive more in donations that the costs to actually run the organization.   more...

Are all Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporations Tax Exempt?

You do not form a Massachusetts Tax Exempt Corporation you form a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation and then apply to the IRS for Tax Exempt status.  The IRS requires that certain language is included in the Articles of Incorporation before it will grant tax exempt status to any Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporaton.   more...

What is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Corporation?

501(c) refers to a section of IRS code which deals with tax exempt organizations including, but not limited to, Nonprofit Corporations.   more...

What information does a Nonprofit need before it can apply for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status?

BEFORE a Nonprofit applies with the IRS for 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt status you need the following information:
  • Articles of Incorporation approved by the Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Bylaws
  • Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Statement of purpose that meets IRS requirements
  • Statement that your Nonprofit Corporation will not engage in prohibited political or legislative activity
  • A Plan of Dissolution describing the distribution of assets upon dissolution
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What happens when a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation wants to shut down?

When a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation wants to cease operations, any assets of the Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation must be distributed to other Nonprofits which were formed for similar purposes as the Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation which is closing.

Under no circumstances can a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation distribute any remaining assets to its founders, directors or employees.

How can I Form a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation Online?

If you are ready to Form a Massachusetts Nonprofit Corporation simply choose which Massachusetts Nonprofit options that you want in the upper right corner of this screen then click the Next Step button.  You will be directed to a screen on which you can enter your specific a Massachusetts Nonprofit information and finalize your order.

If you have any questions regarding our Massachusetts Nonprofit services you can call uis toll free at 855-771-2477.
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