State Sales Tax Exemptions For Nonprofits

Alabama
Separate state notification required but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status

Alaska
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption

Arizona
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status

Arkansas
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status

California
You must file Form 3500 FTB with the California Franchise Tax Board.

Colorado
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Connecticut
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

District of Columbia
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Florida
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Georgia
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Hawaii
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Idaho
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Illinois
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Indiana
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Iowa
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Kansas
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Kentucky
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Louisiana
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Maine
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Maryland
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Massachusetts
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Michigan
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Minnesota
Separate state notification required, but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Mississippi
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Missouri
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

Nevada
Not applicable

New Hampshire
Not applicable

New Jersey
Separate state notification required but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

New Mexico
Automatic with 501(c)(3) tax exemption.

New York
Separate state notification required but you must notify state after you receive 501(C)(3) tax exempt status. Use NYS Department of Taxation and Finance “Form ST-119.2”

North Carolina
After incorporation, the Department of Revenue will request a copy of your Articles and Bylaws in order to determine tax status.

North Dakota
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

Ohio
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

Oklahoma
Must file form 13-16-A Application for Sales Tax Exemption available at: http://www.tax.ok.gov/oktax/btforms/13-16-a.pdf

Oregon
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

Pennsylvania
To obtain state tax exemption, complete initial Docketing Statement and file with Department of State

Rhode Island
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

South Carolina
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

South Dakota
See South Dakota law 10-45-10 and South Dakota Admistrative Rule 64:06:01:38 for info. Application for exemption required.

Tennessee
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

Texas
Separate state notification required but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Utah
Separate state notification required but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Vermont
Separate state notification required but you must notify state after you receive 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Virginia
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption so long as you register to solicit contributions.

Washington
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

West Virginia
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

Wisconsin
Automatic with 501(C)(3) tax exemption.

Wyoming
Coming soon

Last Revised: 4/9/2009