File A Certificate of Continued Existence with the Ohio Secretary of State
If your organization is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation, it must at all times maintain a current Statutory Agent. Nonprofit corporations must also file a Statement of Continued Existence every five years. These requirements are set forth in ORC Chapter 1702. You will want to check with the Ohio Secretary of State to see what forms may be required to file for your organization.
For more information, visit the Ohio Secretary of State’s website or call the secretary of state's office toll-free at 877-767-6446.
File 990s with the IRS
Generally, tax-exempt organizations are required to annually file Form 990 series returns with the IRS. The specific form you must use is dependent upon your organization’s gross income and total assets. You will want to check with the IRS or private legal counsel to verify which form may be required for your organization. If your organization has employees and/or unrelated business income, you may need to file additional returns.
For more information, visit the IRS website or call the IRS toll-free at 877-829-5500.
File Annual Reports with the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section
All organizations required to register with the Ohio Attorney General’s Charitable Law Section are required to file annual reports. The annual reports are due at the same time you file with the IRS.
Questions asked on the annual report can be found on the Ohio Attorney General’s website. For more information, call toll-free at 800-282-0515 or send an email to CharitableRegistration@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.