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CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT INCORPORATION CHECKLIST

 

New GrOUP

EXISTING ALREADY

 

1

X

 

Choose a Corporate Name

2

X

X

Prepare Articles of Incorporation (or Articles for Unincorporated Ass. If not incorporatin)

 

 

 

 

4

X

X

File Articles with Secretary of State

5

X

 

Prepare Bylaws

6

X

 

Prepare State Tax Exemption Application

7

X

 

Consolidate Paperwork

8

X

 

Make Copies

9

X

 

File State Tax Exemption and Articles

10

X

 

Prepare/File Fed Tax Exemption Application

11

X

 

Mail IRS Letter to Franchise Tax Board

12

X

 

Set Up Corporate Records Book

13

X

X

Prepare Offer to Transfer Assets if a prior group existed

14

X

 

Prepare Minutes of First Board Meeting

15

X

 

Place Minutes & Attachments in Corp. Records

16

X

X

Comply with Bulk Transfer Act

17

X

X

Prepare Bill of Sale for Assets

18

X

X

Prepare Assignments of Leases and Deeds

19

X

X

File Final Papers for Prior Organization

20

X

X

Notify Creditors of Prior Organization

21

X

X

File Fictitious Business Name Statement

22

X

X

Apply for Nonprofit Mailing Permit

23

X

X

Apply for Property Tax Exemption, if applicable.

24

X

 

File Domestic Corporation Statement

25

X

X

Register with Attorney General (Public Benefit)

26

X

X

Issue Membership Certificates, if a membership group

27

X

X

File Articles with County Recorder

28

X

X

Register with Fair Political Practices Comm.

Highlighted ones are the basics, and now it is better to file with IRS first, and state second. It is also important to check with local or county entities to see if they have any requirements for nonprofits to file, register, or have some sort of license.

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