How to File My Nonprofit Annual Report: A Step-By-Step Guide

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How to File My Nonprofit Annual Report A Step-By-Step Guide
Church & Nonprofit

All nonprofit organizations in Arizona must file an annual report with the Arizona Corporation Commission on the anniversary of the nonprofit’s date of incorporation. This step-by-step guide will help you file your Arizona nonprofit annual report:

Step 1: Determine your filing due date and fee.

If you are unsure about the date of your nonprofit’s formation, consult your nonprofit lawyer or you can search the ACC database to find your filing due date. The due date will be listed under the “Entity Details” heading. The filing fee for Nonprofits, Cooperatives, and Religious Organizations is $10.

The ACC online system also allows you to subscribe to email notifications that will send you an automated email every year before your annual report is due.

Step 2: Fill out your nonprofit annual report online.

Nonprofit annual reports must be filed online using the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) eCorp online filing system as follows:

  • Go to the eCorp home page.
  • Log in or create an account by clicking on “Register.”
  • After logging in, choose the “Online Services” tab.
  • Then click the “Submit Corporation Annual Filing” link.
  • Enter your nonprofit’s name into the search box. Once you have located your nonprofit, click on “File Annual Report.” You will need to include the following information for your nonprofit:
    • The name of the corporation and the state or country under whose law it is incorporated.
    • The address and phone of the principal office.
    • The full name, physical address, and mailing address of your statutory agent. If you need to make changes/updates to this information, you may do so on the annual report, but you must include a Statutory Agent Acceptance form.
    • The names and business addresses of directors and principal officers.
    • The category that best describes the character of the corporation in the applicable business or nonprofit corporation area.
    • Indicate whether or not the nonprofit has members.
    • Check YES or NO in the Certificate of Disclosure as to whether anyone serving as an officer or director has been convicted of a felony involving fraud, misrepresentation, or theft.
    • Indicate whether the nonprofit has filed a bankruptcy petition or been appointed a receiver.
    • Electronic signature of the person filing the annual report.

Step 3: Submit the Arizona Annual Report and pay the filing fee.

The filing fee for nonprofits is $10 and must be paid online with a credit card. Arizona nonprofits are not charged any late fees for failing to file on time but failing to file an annual report altogether may lead to administrative revocation of the nonprofit corporation.

When a church, ministry, or other nonprofit organization in Arizona needs advice about the liability of its Directors, Board Members, or other volunteers, Provident Law’s church and nonprofit attorneys are here to help. We recognize how essential these organizations are to society, and we provide broad transactional and general counsel services to keep them running smoothly. Contact us to learn more.

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