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Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Maine and Vermont

October 30, 2023 Podcast
EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource

Welcome to EO Radio Show – Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. I'm Cynthia Rowland, and episode 59 is the seventh in a series of Quick Tip episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations.

In episode 38, we talked about filing in Delaware and California, which are the most frequently used by our clients - most of whom have a connection with California. Episode 40 focused on filings in Nevada and Arizona; 43 looked at Washington State and Oregon; 47 addressed Alaska and Hawaii; 52 looked at New York and New Jersey; and most recently, episode 55 looked at Massachusetts and Connecticut.

With the help of Joe Hilliard, this episode looks at the basic state filing requirements for nonprofit corporations operating in Maine and Vermont. We'll work through the rest of the states in future episodes.

Resources:

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For Maine:

Maine Secretary of State Corporations page: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/

Maine current entity database: https://apps1.web.maine.gov/nei-sos-icrs/ICRS?MainPage=x

Maine nonprofit formation FAQ, including forms and fees: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/nonprofit.html

Maine filing FAQ: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/miscellaneous.html

Maine Domestic Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation form: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/forms/nonprofit/mnpca6.pdf

Maine Application for Authority to Carry on Activities form: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/forms/nonprofit/mnpca12.pdf

Maine Annual Report online form request: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/corp/annual.html

Maine Annual Report paper form request: https://apps1.web.maine.gov/online/aro/form_download.html

Maine Professional & Financial Regulation Charitable Solicitations Act Licensing website: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/professions/charitable-solicitations-act

Maine Charitable Organization License Application: https://www.maine.gov/pfr/professionallicensing/sites/maine.gov.pfr.professionallicensing/files/inline-files/CHA-org-app.pdf

Maine Sales Tax Exemption FAQ: https://www.maine.gov/revenue/taxes/sales-use-service-provider-tax/tax-exempt-organizations

Maine Association of Nonprofits website: https://www.nonprofitmaine.org/starting-a-maine-nonprofit

For Vermont:

Vermont Secretary of State Business Services website: https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/

Vermont current entity database: https://bizfilings.vermont.gov/online/BusinessInquire/

Vermont Nonprofit Corporation FAQ: https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/registration/domestic-registration/nonprofit-corp/

Vermont Attorney General "Understand Your Responsibilities: Guidance for Board Members of Charitable Nonprofit Organizations in Vermont:" https://ago.vermont.gov/sites/ago/files/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Charitable-Nonprofit-Board-Guidance.pdf

Vermont Forms and Fees FAQ: https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/fees/#tnonprofit2

Vermont Annual Report online form request: https://sos.vermont.gov/corporations/renewals-updates/reports-renewals/annual-biennial-reports/

Vermont Office of the Attorney General Charitable Registration: https://ago.vermont.gov/divisions/charities-and-paid-fundraisers

Vermont Department of Taxes website: https://tax.vermont.gov/

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