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ONCE YOU HAVE 501(C)(3)

ONCE YOU HAVE RECEIVED YOUR DETERMINATION LETTER AND HAVE 501(C)(3) STATUS...


Congratulations! There are still some important legal requirements you will need to meet to obtain exemption from certain state taxes, and to register to fundraise.

  • CHARITABLE SOLICITATIONS – REGISTER WITH THE MD SECRETARY OF STATE


    Organizations that received less than $25,000 in the previous fiscal year, file the Exempt Organization Fund Raising Notice. Organizations that receive more than $25,000 in the previous fiscal year, file the COR-92 with necessary attachments.
    Maryland Charitable Organizations Division
    Office of the Secretary of State
    State House
    Annapolis, Maryland 21401
    410.974.5534 or 1.888.874.0013 (within Maryland)
    Other States

  • REGISTER WITH THE STATE COMPTROLLER
    File the Combined Registration Application to:
       -Apply for exemption from Maryland Sales Tax on purchases for your organization
       -Establish payroll withholding account for employees, if applicable
       -Filing for employees’ unemployment insurance, if applicable
       -Establishing workers’ compensation coverage, if applicable”

  • FILE FOR STATE INCOME TAX-EXEMPTION
    Submit an explanation of the charitable nature, purpose, and scope of your organization; include a copy of the IRS' determination letter; a copy of your organization's articles of incorporation and bylaws; and a copy of the latest financial statement of your organization to:
    Comptroller of the Treasury
    Revenue Administration Division
    Attention: Legal Department
    110 Carroll Street
    Annapolis, MD 21411
    1.800.MD.TAXES (638.2937) and 410.260.7980.

  • OPTIONAL
    If your organization owns real estate, you may apply for exemption from state and local property taxes by filing an application with the local office of the State Department of Assessments. These forms may be downloaded:

    Charitable Property
    Churches, Parsonages, Convents, Educational Buildings, and Church Cemeteries
    Fraternal, Benevolent, or Educational Property




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