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Missouri Corporate Tax Exemption


Missouri Corporate Tax Exemption


Is my non-profit corporation eligible for any tax exemptions in Missouri?

Your nonprofit corporation will be eligible for state corporate income tax, corporate franchise tax, and a sales and use tax exemption, if the organization is first deemed tax exempt by the Internal Revenue Service, typically denoted by 501c status. For more information on applying for federal tax exemption, see our link below.

How does my non-profit corporation obtain Missouri’s corporate income tax and corporate franchise tax exemptions?

Any organization that files an IRS Form 990, 990EZ, or 990PF is exempt from filing a Missouri corporation income tax return, and is also automatically exempt from filing state corporate franchise taxes.

Read more about 501(c)3 Registration.

How does my non profit corporation obtain a sales and use tax exemption in Missouri?

To obtain a sales and use tax exemption for a Missouri nonprofit corporations, you must submit the following to the Missouri Department of Revenue:

  • A completed Form 1746
  • A copy of the IRS determination letter
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Organization’s bylaws
  • A complete financial history for the past three years, or an estimated yearly budget if newly formed

What’s the cost to apply for these state tax exemptions?

There is no cost to apply or file any of the forms required for tax exemptions in Missouri.

Missouri Tax Information:

Missouri Department of Revenue
Taxation Bureau
PO Box 358
Jefferson City, MO 65105-0358
Phone: (573) 751-2836
Website: Missouri Department of Revenue Website

For more information on applying for federal tax exemption:

Applying for 501c3 status: 501c3 Tax Exemption Guide

This comprehensive guide to obtaining and maintaining 501c3 status from the IRS includes information on how to prepare your nonprofit to apply for 501c3 status, as well as information about the forms and fees required by the IRS.

This guide overviews and includes the special tax-exempt language a 501c3 nonprofit organization must include as part of its articles of incorporation. 

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