Please refer to your local statutes for the most up-to-date requirements.

Articles of incorporation

Business entity search
Additional info
Fee: $26.25
Processing: 15 business days (estimate)
Signatures: Original signature required

Corporate annual report

Nonprofit corporations are required to file an annual report. Failure to file an annual report will result in being dissolved by the state.
Business entity search
Form (e-file)
Link: http://www.sos.mo.gov/BusinessEntity/annualreport/reportinfo.asp
Due: Annually, by August 31
Fee: $11.25

Charity registration


Income/franchise tax exemption


Sales tax exemption

Sales tax exemption in Missouri is not required, but is recommended. To apply for exemption you must submit the appropriate forms. After being approved, you must then fill out a Sales and Use Tax Exemption Certificate - Form 149 before making any purchase, and provide a completed document to each and every seller. It is recommended you keep a copy of each document in your records.
Initial form
Link: Exemption Application - Form 1746
Due: n/a
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge
Required attachments:

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • A three year financial statement
  • If your organization is less than 3 years old, submit a financial statement for the duration of your existence
  • If your organization is less than 6 months old, submit a 1 year projected budget.
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents

Tax department

Raffle (games of chance)

No permit or fee required
Filing information
Due: Before event
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge