Maryland Nonprofits Back Office Legal Services Now Available!

February 1, 2024

Back Office Legal Services now available

Maryland Nonprofits’ legal team is excited to offer an exclusive series of new services designed to help you run your nonprofit with confidence, knowing you are complying with state and federal requirements as well as best practices in governing and managing your organization.

Our affordably priced services are intended to help our clients and the greater nonprofit community tackle the important legal tasks that can distract you from your mission-related activities. We meet your organization where you are with strategic guidance that aligns with your immediate needs!

Maryland Nonprofits Back Office Legal Services

Annual Compliance

Annual compliance with 990N

Includes:

  • File Form 990N
  • Maryland Annual Report
  • Maryland Charitable Solicitation Registration/Annual Update

Fee:  $500 for 1 year, $750 for 2 years

Annual compliance with 990EZ

Includes:

  • File Form 990EZ
  • Maryland Annual Report
  • Maryland Charitable Solicitation Registration/Annual Update

Fee:  $1500 (for one year, no 2 year discount)

Review of Articles of Incorporation

Following client interview, we provide the following legal services:

  • We will conduct a legal review of Articles of Incorporation and make any updates to bring current
    • One hour intake meeting with client
    • Discuss changes, which may include: statement of charitable and educational purposes, Verifying/updating principal office address and resident agent information, Review of membership structure (confirming alignment with program operation), Consider adding a non-discrimination/equity statement
    • File Articles of Amendment and Restatement online

Fee: $750

Bylaws Review

Comprehensive review of your bylaws followed by track changes recommendations reflecting best practices, as well as a proposed final version.

Fee: $1500 for members, sliding scale based on budget for nonmembers ($2000 if budget is below $100,000, $2500 if budget is between $100,000-$1M, $3000 if budget is $1M or above).

Corporate Name Change

Following client interview, we provide the following legal services:

  • File Articles of Amendment online with SDAT changing the name of the corporation
  • IRS notification of name change

Fee:  $500

Restoring Good Standing with State of Maryland (if charter has forfeited)

Following client interview, we provide the following legal services:

  • Filing the required number of missing Annual Reports
  • Filing Articles of Revival, if necessary

To obtain full Annual Compliance services, you can engage Maryland Nonprofits Annual Compliance Service.

Fee: $500

990 Services (standalone)

File Form 990N for most recent year

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Gross receipts are $50K or less/year
  • Virtual postcard to be filed online with IRS
  • We will offer instruction on how to complete and file the 990N for future years

Fee: $500

File Form 990EZ for most recent year

Criteria for eligibility:

  • Gross receipts are over $50K and below $200K/year AND total assets valued at less than $500K
  • Mandatory online filing with IRS
  • Tax Software filing fee ($120)
  • If underlying bookkeeping is required to prepare for the filing, it will be provided on an hourly basis ($250/hour)
  • If extension is required, additional fee may apply ($120)

Fee:  $1250 plus filing fee of $120 = $1370

Can be paired with setting up QuickBooks for the First Time

  • Help nonprofit get nonprofit license (through TechSoup)
  • Set up chart of accounts
  • Configure
  • Train on how to use

Fee:  $1250 if a new organization

Corporate Dissolution

Following client interview, we provide the following legal services:

  • File Articles of Dissolution
  • File Charitable Solicitation Registration (CSR) intent to close

Fee:  $500

If client wishes us to file the final 990 and inform the IRS of dissolution, pricing is above for 990 filings.

Your organization’s success is our objective! Please click here to complete an intake application. A member of our legal team will respond. During our free consultation with you, we will discuss your organization’s needs and readiness to proceed. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at help@mdnonprofit.org