You are not required to form your nonprofit in the state where it will be physically located. However, practical matters in choosing a location to incorporate should be taken into consideration, such as the state fees and the taxation laws governing that state. If your nonprofit corporation will have only a few officers or directors and most of the activities will take place in one state, it is advisable to incorporate in that state. The disadvantages of not incorporating in your home state include the requirement of having to qualify to do business in a foreign state, being subjected to taxes in both your state of incorporation and the state in which you conduct business, and being susceptible to a law suit in your state of incorporation as well as the state in which you conduct business.
Articles in this section
- What are the Differences Between Officers, Directors and Shareholders?
- Am I Required to Hold Corporate Meetings?
- How is a Corporation Managed?
- Is “Nonprofit” the Same as “Tax-Exempt”?
- How many Directors or Officers are Nonprofit Corporations required to have?
- May a Nonprofit Corporation Pay Compensation to its Officers, Directors and/or Employees?
- Where Should I Form my Nonprofit Corporation?
- How do I Choose a Name for my Nonprofit Corporation?
- What Steps Need to be Taken to Form a Nonprofit Corporation?
- What is a Nonprofit Corporation?