Nonprofit Quick Tip: State Filings in Maine and Vermont
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.
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
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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