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Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Florida and Louisiana

March 4, 2024 Podcast
EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource

Welcome to EO Radio Show - Your Nonprofit Legal Resource. This is the ninth in a series of “Quick Tip” episodes focusing on the details of state registration of nonprofit corporations.

In previous episodes, 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. In other episodes, we focused on the state filings in Nevada, Arizona, Washington State, Oregon, Alaska, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and New Hampshire.

With the help of Joe Hilliard, Senior Paralegal at Farella Braun + Martel, today we move south to look at the basic state filing requirements for nonprofit corporations operating in Florida and Louisiana. We’ll work our way through the rest of the states in future episodes.

Resources:

YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@farellabraunmartel/podcasts

For Florida:

Florida Department of State Corporations page: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/

Florida's current entity database: https://search.sunbiz.org/Inquiry/CorporationSearch/ByName

Florida Department of State Nonprofits formation FAQ: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/start-business/efile/fl-nonprofit-corporation/

Florida Corporations Form Index: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/forms/corporations/

Florida Domestic Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation Instructions: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/start-business/efile/fl-nonprofit-corporation/instructions/

Florida Domestic Nonprofit Articles of Incorporation Form: https://form.sunbiz.org/pdf/cr2e006.pdf

Florida Application by a Foreign Not for Profit Corporation for Authorization to Conduct its Affairs Form: https://form.sunbiz.org/pdf/cr2e021.pdf

Florida Nonprofit Annual Report FAQ: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/manage-business/efile/annual-report/

Florida Annual Report Instructions: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/manage-business/efile/annual-report/instructions/

Florida Processing Dates: https://dos.fl.gov/sunbiz/document-processing-dates/

Florida Solicitations of Contributions FAQ: https://www.fdacs.gov/business-services/solicitation-of-contributions

Florida Charitable Organization Lookup: https://csapp.fdacs.gov/CSPublicApp/CheckACharity/CheckACharity.aspx

Florida Department of Revenue: https://floridarevenue.com/Pages/default.aspx

Florida Sales Tax Exemption Application FAQ and Application: https://floridarevenue.com/Forms_library/current/dr5.pdf

For Louisiana:

Louisiana Secretary of State Corporations Division website: https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana geauxBIZ website: https://geauxbiz.sos.la.gov/

Louisiana Secretary of State business formations FAQ page: https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/Pages/default.aspx

Louisiana Secretary of State FAQ: https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/FrequentlyAskedQuestions/Pages/default.aspx?OwnershipName=FileBusinessDocuments&faqid=0

Louisiana current entity database: https://coraweb.sos.la.gov/CommercialSearch/CommercialSearch.aspx

Louisiana Forms and Fees Schedule: https://www.sos.la.gov/BusinessServices/FileBusinessDocuments/GetFormsAndFeeSchedule/Pages/default.aspx

If you have suggestions for topics you would like us to discuss, please email us at [email protected].  Additional episodes can be found at EORadioShowByFarella.com

DISCLAIMER: This podcast is for general informational purposes only. It is not intended to be, nor should it be interpreted as, legal advice or opinion.

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