Non-Profit Corporation Forms

All corporations organized in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a not for profit corporation shall be subject to the following information. Use an attachment form for information that would otherwise not fit on the form you're filing. Please note the form that the attachment sheet is in reference to on the attachment sheet.

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Articles of Organization

A non-profit corporation shall organize for a non-profit purpose consistent by filing articles of organization with the Corporations Division.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 4 (1971); 950 CMR  106.03.

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Annual Report

Every non-profit corporation organized under the laws of the commonwealth must file a non-profit annual report with the Corporations Division on or before November 1st of each year.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 26A (1933); 950 CMR § 106.13.

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Articles of Amendment

A non-profit corporation may amend its articles of organization by a vote of two thirds of its members legally qualified to vote at a meeting called for the purpose of amending its articles.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 7 (1971); 950 CMR § 106.09.

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Certificate of Change of Directors or Officers

Non-profit corporations must specify any changes in officers or directors by filing a certificate of change of directors or officers.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 6D (1991).

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Certificate of Change of Principal Office

Non-profit corporations must specify any changes to the principal office address by filing a certificate of change of principal office.  Post office boxes are not acceptable as a principal office address.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 14 (1964); 950 CMR 104.08.

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Certificate of Change of Fiscal Year

Non-profit corporations must specify any changes to the date of the fiscal year end by filing a certificate of change of fiscal year.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 10C (1989); 950 CMR 104.08.

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Certificate of Appointment of Resident Agent

A non-profit corporation may appoint a resident agent upon whom all lawful process may be served.  The individual or corporation must have a residence or business address in the commonwealth.  M.G.L. c180 § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 49 (1964); 950 CMR 104.07.

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Certificate of Revocation of Appointment of Resident Agent

Non-profit corporations may revoke the appointment of a resident agent by filing a certificate of revocation of appointment of such agent.  M.G.L. c180 § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 49 (1964); 950 CMR 104.07.

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Certificate of Change of Address of Resident Agent

The resident agent of a non-profit corporation may change his address by filing a certificate of change of address of resident agent.  The individual or corporation must have a residence or business address in the commonwealth.  M.G.L. c180 § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 49 (1964); 950 CMR 104.07.

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Certificate of Resignation of Resident Agent

A resident agent of a non-profit corporation may resign by filing a certificate of resignation of resident agent.  This certificate must also be mailed to the corporation at its last known address.  M.G.L. c180 § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 49 (1964); 950 CMR 104.07.

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Restated Articles of Organization

A non-profit corporation may restate its articles of organization by a vote of two thirds of its members legally qualified to vote at a meeting called for the purpose of restating its articles.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 7 (1971); 950 CMR § 106.09.

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Certificate of Correction

A non-profit corporation may correct a filed document if the document stated an inaccuracy, or was defectively or erroneously executed.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 6A (1976).

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Application for Revival

A non-profit corporation may be revived at any time following its dissolution in for all or limited purposes by any interested person by filing an application for revival.   In order to effect a general revival, all annual reports owed for the last ten (10) fiscal years must be filed.  M.G.L.A. Chapter 180, § 10C (1989); M.G.L.A. c156B § 108 (1964); 950 CMR 104.18.

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Articles of Consolidation/Merger (Domestic Corporations)

Non-profit corporations may consolidate or merge with other domestic corporations in the manner provided in M.G.L. Chapter 180 § 10.  If one or more of the corporations involved constitutes a public charity, then the surviving corporation must also constitute a public charity.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 10 (1971); 950 CMR § 106.10.

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Articles of Consolidation/Merger (Domestic and Foreign Corporations)

Non-profit corporations may consolidate or merge with foreign corporations in the manner provided in M.G.L. Chapter 180 § 10A if the laws of such other state or states permit.  If one or more of the corporations involved constitutes a public charity, then the surviving corporation must also constitute a public charity.  M.G.L.A. c180 § 10A (1971); 950 CMR § 106.10.

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Application of Reservation of Name

If a corporation or other business entity wants to reserve a corporate name prior to incorporating or filing a certificate with the Corporations Division, a name reservation may be filed in accordance with M.G.L. Chapter 156D, s. 4.02; 950 CMR 113.18

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Attachment Sheet

This fillable page may be used as additional space on any form, as necessary.

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