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What is a Certificate of Status?

A Certificate of Status certifies that the business is in good standing with the Florida Department of State.

Anyone may request a Certificate of Status for a fictitious name, corporation or limited liability company in the State of Florida.
The document/registration number is required to generate a certificate of status. If you do not know the document/registration number of the business, click here to retrieve it by using the Florida Business Search engine.
Copies of filings are not sent by the State of Florida with the Certificate of Status, but Florida Document Filings Co.™ will include online links to the certificate of status, as well as to other documents available on record as part of your service. The Certificate of status and other documents on record will be available online for reprint for 90 days after your order is completed.
Certificates of Status are usually generated in PDF format and require a PDF reader to view and print.
The certificates can be printed in color with the Adobe PDF Reader.
If you do not have a PDF reader you may obtain one for free at: http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
Certificates of Status include information such as the business name, document number, status with the State of Florida, any fees pending, and lastest filings. Subject to any qualification stated in the certificate of status, a certificate of status may be relied upon as conclusive evidence that the business is in existence in this state.
The State of Florida WILL NOT deny a certificate of status for an inactive or dissolved business and EVERY certificate of status will be issued if statutory requirements are met, therefore orders CAN NOT be cancelled or refunded.
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   - What is a Non Profit Corporation?
A corporation is a group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law.
A non profit corporation is a corporation formed to carry out a charitable, educational, religious, literary, or scientific purpose.
A non profit corporation doesn't pay federal or state income taxes on profits it makes from activities in which it engages to carry out its objectives.
Grants and Financial Assistance
The following grants and financial assistance are offered to non profit organizations:
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (Access a database of all federal financial assistance programs available to nonprofits.)
Charity Assistance to Businesses Affected by a Disaster (Obtain tax information for charities that help businesses after a disaster.)
Cost-Principles for Nonprofit Organizations (See the Circular from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) that establishes principles for determining costs of grants, contracts and other agreements with nonprofit organizations.)
Federal Grants (Find a comprehensive database of federal grant opportunities.)
Use the Loans and Grants Search Tool to get a full list of programs for which you might qualify.
Tax Information
This tax information will help you get your non profit registered by providing you with the forms you will need to fill out based on the relevance to your business:
Tax Information for Nonprofits and Charities (Gives a starting point for finding all federal tax forms and information.)
Tax Forms for Nonprofit/Exempt Organizations (Links to tax forms relevant to nonprofits and other tax exempt organizations.)
Tax on Unrelated Business Income of Exempt Organizations (Explains tax requirements on income from business activities conducted that are unrelated to an exempt organization's purpose.)
Tax-Exempt Status of Your Organization (Discusses the rules and procedures for organizations that seek recognition of exemption from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.)
Government Sales and Surplus
A great way to save on start-up costs is by purchasing surplus goods from the government. Just about anything you can think of that your business might need is sold by the government at or below cost or fair market value, from computers and cars to gently used medical equipment. These resources can help you find what you need:
Computers for Learning: Excess Federal Equipment for Nonprofits (Matches the computer needs of schools and educational nonprofit organizations with excess equipment in federal agencies.)
Federal Real Property for Nonprofits (Provides eligible public institutions and nonprofit organizations with information to acquire surplus property that the federal government no longer needs.)
GovSales (Offers a catalog of surplus items and real estate for sale by the federal government. Find what you need for your small business in one place, such as cars, commercial real estate, furniture, computers and office equipment.)
Programs and Services
Below are programs that were designed to assist non profit corporations:
Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Participation (Provides information for charities interested in participating in the federal government's annual workplace charity campaigns.)
Department of Labor Resources for Nonprofits (Gives a shortcut to information and services the U.S. Department of Labor offers to nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations.)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Resources for Nonprofit Organizations (Offers a gateway to EPA programs and services relevant to nonprofits, including grant opportunities.)
Source: Florida Department of State
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In order to receive a Non Profit Corporation Certificate of Status in the State of Florida, simply fill out the form below, and Florida Document Filings Co.™ will review, prepare and request your business' certificate of status with the Florida Department of State (Sunbiz).
Florida Non Profit
Certificate of Status Service
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Florida Dept. of State Fees
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