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  1. Choose a name for the organization and confirm its availability. 

  2. File an application for Reservation of Business Name. *[$22] 

  3. Prepare and file two copies with the original signature of the Articles of Incorporation with the State Division of Corporations. *[$30]

  4. Prepare and file I.R.S. Form SS-4 Application for Employer Identification Number.

  5. Prepare Bylaws. 

  6. Draft a conflict of interest policy. 

  7. Prepare and file the appropriate I.R.S. Form, either Form 1023 or Form 1023-EZ and related I.R.S. forms. *[$275/$400/$850]

  8. Apply for Appropriate Exemptions.

  9. Prepare and file a Charitable Solicitations Permit Application with the Division of Consumer Protection. *[$75]

  10. Prepare and file an Annual Report with the State Division of Corporations. *[$15]

  11. Prepare and file annually one of the following IRS forms: 

    1. Form 990-N Electronic Filing System

    2. Form 990-EZ

    3. Form 990


*Total NGO starting hard cost: $417 - $992 

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