Nonprofits, businesses must file reports by Tuesday

Monday, August 30, 2010 | 12:48 p.m. CDT; updated 5:32 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 30, 2010

COLUMBIA — Nonprofit organizations and businesses must file annual registration reports with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office no later than Tuesday to avoid fines.

Secretary of State Robin Carnahan issued the reminder Monday. There are more than 42,000 nonprofit organizations in Missouri.

“I encourage organizations and businesses to file their reports as soon as possible and to save time and money by filing online,” Carnahan said.

Nonprofits and businesses that were incorporated in an even-numbered year for the first time have the option of filing a biennial registration that would be good for two years.

Non-profit businesses and associations can also save money by filing their registration reports online here. The fee for an online annual reporting filing is $10, which is $5 cheaper than the fee for filing a printed registration form. Printed forms should be mailed to the Corporations Division of the secretary of state’s office.

State law requires a $5 late fee if a registration report is not received by Tuesday. Failure to file by Nov. 30 will cause the business to be dissolved. Nonprofit organizations that filed articles of incorporation in 2010 are not required to file an annual report until next year.



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