Does the state of CA require a chapter of a not for profit travel club to incorporate?

We are a not for profit travel club incorporated in Oregon. If we establish a chapter in Calfornia, is that chapter required to become a not for profit corporation in California. If so, will that chapter be required to file a state income tax return?

Asked on July 6, 2009 under Business Law, Washington


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

Not-for-profit organization law does vary from one state to another, and I'm not a California attorney.  You should talk to someone who practices in this field, for the best approach based on the facts of your organization's situation.  One place to find lawyers in any state is our website,

You may be able to simply pay a small annual fee for permission to operate your Oregon entity in California as well.

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