What You’ll Learn
The following guidelines provide background information on the most common types of filings and the related exemptions in Hawaii.
Getting to Know the State Nonprofit Corporation Law
State Nonprofit Corporation Law
For Religious Nonprofits
Understanding Religious Liberty in this State
Religious Liberty Protections
Other Relevant State Laws and Regulations
Key Employment Laws and Regulations
Conducting Activities or Programs in this State
Understanding the Business Registration Requirement
Business Registration Statute
Fundraising and Charitable Registration in This State
How to Know (And What to D0) If You're Fundraising In This State
If You're Fundraising In Multiple States, Make Sure You Understand the URS
In this state, organizations which are required to register have the option of registering through the Unified Registration Statement, which is a standardized charitable registration accepted in many states. Using the URS, rather than a state-specific registration form, has pros and cons. The URS typically must be submitted by mail. This state has an online filing system, so it may be more efficient to use that system, rather than complete and mail the URS manually. Additionally, the information in the online initial registration can be used to auto-populate annual reports, saving the organization time in the future.
Evaluate Whether You'll Need a Registered Agent
Some states require organizations to appoint a "registered agent" in the state as part of the organization's charitable registration. This state does not currently have this requirement.
Follow the Rules About Communicating with the Public
Charitable Registration Statute
Charitable Registration Exemption Statute
Annual Report Requirement
Get Acquainted with State and Local Taxes and Exemptions
State and Local Taxes
Corporate Income Tax Statute
Corporate Franchise Tax Statute
This state does not have a corporate franchise tax.
What You Need to Know About Sales Tax
State-Specific Special Requirements
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