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12. Checklist for New Nonprofit Corporations

Incorporating your nonprofit and obtaining tax-exempt status are just two of many required steps. The following is a list of things to do or consider after starting a new nonprofit corporation.
  • Establish a corporate banking account.

  • Contact the state tax board for information about obtaining a state tax number and see if additional information must be submitted for state tax exemption.

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  • Check with the state Department of Consumer Affairs or Business Licensing to obtain any required business licenses or permits.

  • Contact the state Attorney General's Office to see if registration or reporting is required.

  • Find out about workers' compensation if you will have employees.

  • Protect your trade name - contact LegalZoom for information on federal trademark and copyright services as well as fictitious name registration.

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