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Closing a Business: Non-profit Corporation

Closing a non-profit is a multistep process and we encourage you get help from your attorney and/or accountant. The following information is not intended as legal advice, these guidelines are provided to help you better navigate the filing process.

In order to dissolve your Non-Profit Corporation, the corporation must be active and in good standing with the Department of State.  To verify your corporate status, call 401-222-3040 or corporations@sos.ri.gov.

+ Dissolution Documents
+ Cancel Registrations, Permits, Licenses and Business Name
  • Cancel all licenses and permits that you will no longer need. If you do not cancel, you may be liable for fees. Contact your attorney and/or accountant for more information on your specific requirements.
+ Maintain Records
  • You may be legally required to maintain records, particularly tax and employment records, even after your business has closed. Record keeping requirements range between 3 to 7 years. Contact your attorney and/or accountant for more information on your specific requirements.