Annual Business Renewal

Every volunteer fire relief association must register annually as a nonprofit corporation with the Minnesota Secretary of State’s Office. If a relief association fails to register or to notify the Secretary of State of corporate name or address changes, the Secretary of State may reject the registration and dissolve the relief association’s nonprofit corporation status, which may result in tax implications.

A relief association can learn of its status by going to the Secretary of State’s website. Relief associations with a renewal due date displayed as 12/31/2023, must complete the registration before December 31, 2023, or face possible dissolution of the association’s nonprofit corporation status. If a relief association has completed its registration for this calendar year, the “renewal due date” displayed on the Secretary of State’s website will read 12/31/2024.

The annual registration can be completed online at the Secretary of State’s website.

Published last in the May 2023 Pension Newsletter