Non Profit Corporations

NOTE: If you are a nonprofit organization that solicits contributions, from or within Tennessee, you may need to register with the Division of Charitable Solicitations and Gaming. Please visit sos.tn.gov/charitable or call 615-741-2555 for more information.

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Form or register a new business entity, find and update business records, request a certificate of existence, or file an annual report.
File documents to form or register a new business with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.
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This video demonstrates how to file an annual report for a nonprofit corporation with the Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Business Services.
Download the Tennessee Business Services business entity database.
Search the business services database to determine if a business name is available.
Request, pay for, receive, and/or verify a Certificate of Existence online.
Form or register a new business entity, find and update business records, request a certificate of existence, or file an annual report.
Search for a business by business name or Secretary of State control number in order to file annual reports and other amendments or to view the business detail.
File documents to form or register a new business with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
File or prepare an Annual Report for a business entity registered in the State of Tennessee.
Form to use when stating a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation (Charter)has 501(c)(3) exemption status granted.
Form to file cancellation of assumed name.
Form to file change of assumed name.
Form to file for assumed corporate name.
Form to file for renewal of registration of assumed corporate name.
Form to file for reservation of corporate name.
Form to use when amending a Nonprofit Corporation,
Form to use when converting a Nonprofit Corporation to a Nonprofit LLC.
Form to file for correction to a corporate filing.
Form to use when dissolving a Nonprofit Corporation.
Form to use when dissolving and terminating a Nonprofit Corporation.
Form used for filing Articles of Entity Conversion from a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation to a Domestic Unincorporated Entity.
Form used for Conversion of a Domestic Unincorporated Entity to a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation.
Form to use when converting a Nonprofit Corporation to a For-Profit Corporation.
Form to use for filing Articles of Charter Surrender.
Form to use when terminating an Administratively Dissolved or Revoked Nonprofit Corporation
Form to use when terminating a Domestic Corporation (Charter).
The mailing address is an optional address for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. This address can be a post office box or physical street address.
Form to file for change of registered office by agent.
Form to use when forming a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation (Charter).
Form to file for cancellation/transfer of reserved name.
Form to use when requesting Certificate of Existence/Authorization (Good Standing).
Statement for Exemption for Nonprofit Charter Filing Fee for school Organizations.
Form used to file Written Consent for Use of Indistinguishable Name.
Form to use for Written Consent to Dissolution when dissolving a Domestic For-profit Corporation (Charter).
Form to use for Written Consent to Termination when terminating a Domestic Corporation (Charter).
Form to use when amending a Foreign Non-profit Corporation(Certificate of Authorization).
Form to file cancellation of assumed name.
Form to use when qualifying a Foreign Non-profit Corporation(Certificate of Authorization).
Form to file Certificate of Withdrawal.
Form to file Withdrawal Following Administrative Revocation.
Form to file change of assumed name.
Form to file for assumed corporate name.
Form to file for registration of foreign corporate name.
Form to file for renewal of registration of assumed corporate name.
Form to file for renewal of registration of foreign corporate name.
Form to file for reservation of corporate name.
Form to file for correction to a corporate filing.
Form used for Conversion of a Foreign Unincorporated Entity to a Domestic Nonprofit Corporation.
The mailing address is an optional address for Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships. This address can be a post office box or physical street address.
Form to file for change of registered office by agent.
Form to file for cancellation/transfer of reserved name.
Form to use when requesting Certificate of Existence/Authorization (Good Standing).
Form used to file Written Consent for Use of Indistinguishable Name.
Non Profit Corporation required filing fees.
School support organization nonprofit charter filing fee exemption form (to accompany charter), for charters filed on or after June 13, 2008.
Reviewing Nonprofits and Charitable Trusts/Gifts
This video demonstrates how to file an annual report for a nonprofit corporation with the Tennessee Secretary of State Division of Business Services.