Winnebago County Nonprofit Attorney
From Rockford to Beloit, Winnebago County hosts numerous highly beneficial charities and nonprofit organizations. With over 20 years of working with many of these charities, our Glenview, IL, based nonprofit law practice has helped many of these organizations with a myriad of nonprofit needs, including nonprofit incorporation, bylaws drafting, tax-exempt registration, fundraising, and more.
As one of the leading Winnebago County nonprofit attorneys, Provenza Law seeks to empower the nonprofit and charitable community while making it easier to establish, manage, and succeed in running a nonprofit organization. For all legal matters related to your nonprofit, contact James C. Provenza & Associates, PC today at (847) 729-3939 or visit our Glenview office at 1701 E. Lake Avenue, Suite 407.
Establishing a Nonprofit in Winnebago County
When establishing a nonprofit in Winnebago County, there are several specific Illinois guidelines to follow. In general, you can find most establishment and incorporation requirements from the Illinois Attorney General office and the General Not For Profit Corporation Act (805 ILCS 105). Not only will nonprofits need to submit registration and annual fundraising reports to the Attorney General’s office and the Illinois Secretary of State’s office, but the nonprofit must also submit several financial reports to the IRS.
Other registration materials you’ll need to establish a nonprofit in Winnebago County include:
- Application of Reservation of Name: Form NFP 104.10, which reserves the name for 90 days.
- Articles of Incorporation: Form NFP 102.10
- Federal Employer Identification Number: IRS Form SS-4
- IRS Tax Exempt Status Application for Recognition of Exemption: Form 1023 or Form 1024
Depending on your specific nonprofit, you may need other documents as well.
Winnebago County Recorder of Deeds
Once you’ve finished establishing your articles of incorporation, you must submit the documentation to the Winnebago County Recorder of Deeds. Currently, the Recorder of Deeds is Nancy McPherson. The Winnebago County Recorder of Deeds is located at:
County Administration Building
404 Elm Street
Rockford, IL 61101
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In most cases, you’ll also need to file your nonprofit’s articles of incorporation with the Illinois Secretary of State. You can find this office at the following location:
Secretary of State
Department of Business Services
501 S. Second St., Rm. 350
Springfield, IL 62756
Contact Winnebago County’s Leading Nonprofit Lawyer
When establishing and running a nonprofit in Winnebago, you are bound to confront many challenges, including both administration challenges as well as bureaucracy complications with the State of Illinois. Nonetheless, you can ease this process by acquiring the legal guidance, oversight, and representation of a highly experienced Winnebago County nonprofit lawyer. Contact James C. Provenza & Associates, PC today at (847) 729-3939.