Articles of Incorporation of a Non-Tax exempt (Arizona)
These are articles of incorporation in Arizona. The form provided here is simply a sample of what the actual Form AZ CF0004A looks like.
ARIZONA CORPORATION COMMISSION
Phoenix Address: 1300 West Washington
Phoenix, Arizona 85007-2929
Phone: (602) 542-3135
Toll Free: 1-800-345-5819
Tucson Address: 400 West Congress
Tucson, Arizona 85701-1347
Phone: (602) 628-6560
Toll Free: 1-800-345-5819
Arizona Corporation Commission
1300 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
400 W. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
Re: NONPROFIT ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
To: Corporate Filings
Enclosed please find our Certificate of Disclosure, a check for forty dollars ($40), and an original plus two (2) copies of our Articles of Incorporation.
Please be advised that we of (Name of Corporation) have selected the date
of ___________________ to be our Fiscal Date. We understand that an Annual Report will be due in the fourth month following the close of our fiscal year, and that the Corporation Commission will mail our corporation an Annual Report that must be fully completed and returned to the Commission with the appropriate fees once each year. We also understand that failure to return a complete and accurate Annual Report may result in our corporation's administrative dissolution.
The corporate address shall be:
We shall immediately notify the Corporation Commission, in writing, of any change to this address.
Please return the filed copies to:
ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION OF A NON-TAX-EXEMPT
(Arizona Non-Profit Corporation)
If you are the holder or assignee of a trade name or trademark, attach Declaration of Trade name Holder.
1. Name: The Name of the Corporation is ______________________
2. Purpose: The purpose for which the corporation is organized is to engage in any or all lawful activities for which nonprofit corporations may be incorporated under the laws of Arizona, as they may be amended from time to time.
The name cannot imply that the corporation is organized for any character of affairs other than the initial business indicated in this article.
3. Character of Affairs: The character of affairs of the corporation will be:
A minimum of 1 director is required.
4. Board of Directors The initial board of directors shall consist of ______ director(s). The name(s) and address(es) of the person(s) who is(are) to serve as the director(s) until the first annual meeting of the members, if a member corporation, or Board of Directors, if the corporation has no members, or until his(her)(their) successor(s) is(are) elected and qualifies is(are):
The number of persons to serve on the board of directors thereafter shall be fixed by the Bylaws.
This provision is not mandatory. See A.R.S. §10-3302.14.
5. Indemnification: The power of indemnification under the Arizona Revised Statutes shall not be denied or limited by the bylaws.
May be in care of the statutory agent.
6. Known Place of Business. (In Arizona) The street address of the known place of business of the Corporation is:
The statutory agent must provide both a physical and mailing address. If statutory agent has P.O. Box, then they must also provide a physical description of their street address/location. The agent must sign the Articles or provide a consent to acceptance of appointment.
7. Statutory Agent. (In Arizona) The name and address of the statutory agent of the Corporation is:
Incorporators. The name(s) and address(es) of the incorporator(s) is (are):
A minimum of 1 incorporator is required. All incorporators must sign both the Articles of Incorporation and the Certificate of Disclosure.
All powers, duties and responsibilities of the incorporators shall cease at the time of delivery of these Articles of Incorporation to the Arizona Corporation Commission.
The Articles must indicate if the corporation will, or will not have members. The Articles must be accompanied by a Certificate of Disclosure, executed within 30 days of delivery to the Commission, by all incorporators.
9. MEMBERS (Check One)
The corporation ____ will ____ will not have members.
EXECUTED this ______ day of __________________, ______ by all of the incorporators.
[Print Name Here]
[Print Name Here]
PHONE ________________________ FAX ________________________
Phone and fax numbers are optional
Acceptance of Appointment By Statutory Agent
The agent may consent to the appointment by either executing the consent, attaching a cover letter, or if paying by check, executing the check.
The undersigned hereby acknowledges and accepts the appointment as statutory agent of the above-named corporation effective
this _____ day of ____________________, ______.
[Print Name Here]
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING OUT THIS FORM
THESE SAMPLE SETS OF NONPROFIT ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION HAVE BEEN PREPARED IN AN EFFORT TO OFFER GUIDANCE IN THE PREPARATION OF YOUR ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION. ONE SET IS INTENDED FOR CORPORATIONS THAT PROPOSE TAX EXEMPT STATUS, AND THE OTHER FOR CORPORATIONS THAT WILL BE SUBJECT TO TAXATION. PLEASE BE ADVISED, HOWEVER, THAT THESE SAMPLES REFLECT ONLY THE MINIMUM PROVISIONS REQUIRED BY LAW. YOU SHOULD SEEK PRIVATE LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THOSE MATTERS WHICH PERTAIN TO THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS OF YOUR CORPORATION.
PLEASE be sure to include zip codes where addresses are required.
CHARACTER OF AFFAIRS - State briefly the character of affairs which the corporation initially intends to actually conduct in this state. Such statement shall not limit the character of affairs which the corporation ultimately conducts. See A.R.S. §10-3202.
ARTICLE 2 (TAX EXEMPT) - The Internal Revenue Code places certain restrictions upon the purpose of a tax exempt non profit corporation. Please refer to Federal Publication #557, which is available at your local IRS office, before completing this article.
ARTICLE 4 (TAX EXEMPT) - This article is included for the purpose of obtaining tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service. If the corporation intends to apply for tax-exempt status under Federal Law, you will need to cite the specific Section of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, under which your corporation plans to organize. For further information please refer to Federal Publication #557 which is available at your local IRS office.
ARTICLE 5 (TAX EXEMPT) - Insert applicable Section number of the IRS Code. (See instruction for Article 4.)
ARTICLE 11 (TAX EXEMPT) - Check the box for this Article only if, depending upon the proposed purpose of your corporation, a non discrimination provision is required. Please refer to Federal Publication #557, before making a determination.
INDEMNIFICATION - This provision is not mandatory. Please refer to A.R.S. §10-3851.
STATUTORY AGENT - The statutory agent must provide both a physical and mailing address. If statutory agent has a P.O. Box, then they must provide a physical description of their street address/location.
* * SPECIAL NOTES * *
If you are intending to incorporate as a 501(c) (3) organization, your Articles of Incorporation must satisfy the requirements of the Organizational Test as provided in the INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE Publication 557. For information regarding Tax Exempt Status, for any proposed nonprofit organization, please contact the I.R.S. office in your community.
You may include any other provision not inconsistent with law which the incorporators elect to set forth. (A.R.S. §10-3202.B.3) It is not necessary to state in your articles of incorporation any of the corporate powers already enumerated in the Nonprofit Code. (A.R.S. §10-3202.C.3.)
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ARTICLES ARE PROPERLY SIGNED AND DATED.