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What is a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation?

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

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

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

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

What are the most common types of Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporations?

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

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

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

Can a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation make money?

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

Are all Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporations Tax Exempt?

You do not form a Pennsylvania Tax Exempt Corporation you form a Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation wants to shut down?

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

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

How can I Form a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation Online?

If you are ready to Form a Pennsylvania Nonprofit Corporation simply choose which Pennsylvania 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 Pennsylvania Nonprofit information and finalize your order.

If you have any questions regarding our Pennsylvania Nonprofit services you can call uis toll free at 855-771-2477.
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For $125 our Pennsylvania Nopnprofit Corporation services include:
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