Starting A Nonprofit Corporation in New York

Here is a not-so-quick introduction of how to start a nonprofit corporation in New York. A 501(c)(3) organization, which are formed for religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes, is eligible for federal and New York state tax exemption.  But before you can have a tax exempt organization, you need to create a non-profit organization in New York.  Here is what you need to do to create a non-profit organization in New York. Creating a Non-profit Organization in New York Choose Directors Choose 3 initial directors over the age of 18, preferably people who live in New York. Select a Name Choose the name of your non-profit corporation that is distinguishable from the name of any other corporation.  To assist you, New York’s Department of State has a business name search database of New York businesses to determine whether your name is available. Select the Address Determine the address and location

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