INFORMATION ON NON-PROFIT INCORPORATION IN NEBRASKA
Nebraska Secretary of
State - Corporate and Business Forms
In order to form a new non-profit corporation in Nebraska, it is necessary
to complete the following steps:
STEP 1 - ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION [See Section 21-1921 below]
Many states have standard "certificate of incorporation" for "articles of
incorporation" forms. In Nebraska, one has to make their own. Section 21-1921
of the Nebraska State Statutes prescribe what information is to be included in
the articles of
STEP 2 - FILING WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE; FEES
After you have prepared the Articles of Incorporation, they are filed with the
Corporate Division of the Secretary of State, along with the payment of fees.
Send the original and one duplicate copy of the Articles to:
Secretary of State
The check should be made payable to the Secretary of State-Nebraska.
The fee is $10, plus $5 per page for the articles of incorporation. See: Secretary of State filing fees schedule
State Capitol Building
Lincoln, NE 68509
STEP 3 - - PUBLICATION
A notice of incorporation must be published in a legal, local newspaper of
general circulation for three successive weeks.
STEP 4 - FILING AFFIDAVITS OF PUBLICATION
One will need TWO affidavits of publication. Ask the newspaper to prepare these
for you when the Articles are published. One copy is sent to the Secretary of
State, and the second copy is kept with your own records.
STEP 5 - CORPORATE RECORD BOOK AND SEAL
Now it is time to hold organizational meetings,
(record minutes, adopt by-laws, and elect officers).
STEP 6 - CORPORATE CHECKING ACCOUNT
To open a corporate checking account, it is necessary to have
1. a Federal
2. a corporate seal;
3. a corporate resolution
authorizing a checking account. This resolution should be passed at the first
board of directors meeting.
STEP 7 - EMPLOYERS IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (aka 'EIN')
Also referred to as the Federal tax ID number, this is issued by the IRS and is
required of your business - whether you intend to have employees or not.
IRS now has an On-Line
EIN Application, a 'Non-Profit Help Line' at 877-829-5500, and a
comprehensive site for non-profit
organizations which have or seek to apply for tax-exempt status.
For the complete Nebraska Nonprofit Corporation Act, see: http://www.neded.org/files/assist/nonprofitcorporationact.pdf
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