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

Articles of incorporation

Business entity search
Form (e-file)
Additional info
Fee: $20
Processing: 20 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)
Due: Annually, by April 15
Fee: $20.00

Charity registration


Income/franchise tax exemption

To obtain exemption from Montana corporate income tax, you must submit Form EXPT below.
Initial form
Link: Form EXPT
Due: n/a
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge
Required attachments:

  • Proof of 501(c)(3) status
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Your latest financial statement
  • Affidavit showing:
    • The character of the organization
    • The purposes for which it was organized
    • The organization's activities
    • The sources and dispositions of income
    • Whether any income may inure to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual
  • Thoroughly check form instructions for any additional required documents

Sales tax exemption


Tax department

Raffle (games of chance)

Filing information
Due: Before event
Fee: None, to the best of our knowledge