Register a Foreign Nonprofit in Mississippi
To register a foreign nonprofit in the State of Mississippi, you must file an Application for Certificate of Authority with the Mississippi Secretary of State. You can submit this document by mail or online. The Application for Certificate of Authority for a Mississippi foreign nonprofit corporation costs $100 to file. Below, we cover the most frequently asked questions about how to file the Application for Certificate of Authority and register a foreign nonprofit in Mississippi. Or, you can simply sign up for our Mississippi Foreign Nonprofit service, and we’ll take care of your registration ourselves!
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How do I begin to register my foreign non-profit in MS?
All filings are done on the Mississippi Secretary of State’s website. You can complete the entire filing online or you may print the necessary forms and mail them in.
Am I required to have a Registered Agent?
Yes. It is required that you have a Mississippi registered agent. We are able to provide that service for you. For $125 we can be there for you, offering no hidden fees and instant customer service.
Will I need any other documents?
You will need to request a Certificate of Existence or a Certificate of Good Standing. These can be requested with the secretary of state in the state where your non-profit was originally formed. It must be issued within 60 days of submitting the application.
Is there a filing fee to register my foreign non-profit in MS?
Yes. It is $100 for the Application for Certificate of Authority.
Where do I send my forms?
Office of the Mississippi Secretary of State P.O. Box 136 Jackson, MS 39205-0136
Am I required to file any additional forms?
All non-profit organizations operating in Mississippi are required upon request to file a Nonprofit Status Report with the Mississippi secretary of state. You can also submit this status report at any time.
When do I need to file the Status Report?
It might be requested by the state every five years. You will have 90 days from the day of the request to file this form.
Is there a fee for filing the Status Report?
Where do I send my Status Report?
You will send it to: Mississippi Secretary of State Business Services Division P.O. Box 1020 Jackson, MS 39215-1020
Are there any other requirements?
Yes. Foreign non-profits in Mississippi must register with the Mississippi State Tax Commission if they are planning on doing any taxable work within the state.