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Tax Law Research : Federal and Ohio: Nonprofit LLCs

An LLC in Ohio can be for a profit or nonprofit purpose. Refer to the Setting up an LLC page of this guide for steps in creating an LLC. Refer to the Home page for the Ohio Law on LLCs.

Books at the Franklin County Law Library

OSBA members who have attended any OSBA seminar, have access to this OSBA publication as an an ebook at

Special Considerations for Nonprofits

1. Apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS and obtain a determination letter from the IRS. Contact the Ohio Department of Taxation and your county and local governments to determine how to apply for applicable exemptions.

2. Register with the Ohio Attorney General's office before engaging in any solicitation activities for a nonprofit organization.

3. Apply for a nonprofit postal permit from the United States Postal Service.

Laws Relating to Nonprofts


Tax Forms

Determination Letters for 501(c)(3) Non-Profits