2. Submit $400 or $850 application fee, depending on your projected annual revenue over the next three years: Your application fee is $400 if you’re projecting less than $10,000 in revenue during any one of the next three years. If you project $10,000 or more, your application fee is $850.
State and Local Applications
1. File Charitable Solicitation Registrations in each state in which you engage in fundraising activities: Charitable solicitations registration is required in 40 states. Before you engage in any type of solicitations in these states, you must register your organization using the appropriate form. Most organizations that need registrations in multiple states will use a charitable solicitations registration service such as Nonprofit Elite, due to the complexities of each form.
2. Apply for state sales tax if necessary: Once you have received your Letter of Determination from the IRS, check with your state to see if there are state tax requirements. If you have already been approved as a 501c3 organization, this process is not difficult.
3. Apply for city and county permits and licenses as required – varies by county and organizational activities: As far as we know, there is no published list of cities and/or counties that require specific fundraising permits or licenses. To make matters worse, cities change their laws all the time. Do your best to check with each city and county in which you plan to raise money, or contact us for assistance.