Articles of Incorporation for Domestic Nonprofit Corporation
Notice for Nonprofit Filings
Form 1 provides the minimum requirements/provisions to file a nonprofit organization in Arkansas. This form would be appropriate for use if no additional provisions are needed and the organization does not plan to seek IRS federal tax exemption.
Form 2 provides sample provisions for organizations that intend to apply for IRS federal tax exemption as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. The sample provisions include a purpose clause, dissolution of assets provision and a powers provision. An option also exists for you to add your own wording for each of these provisions. Please note it is the incorporator’s ultimate responsibility to determine the proper provisions for the articles of incorporation of the organization.
Valuable information on 501(c)(3) qualification may be obtained from the IRS website www.irs.gov. It includes sample articles of incorporation. Click the “Charities and Nonprofits” link and then the “Life Cycle of a Public Charity” link.