Incorporated associations


Incorporated associations usually have a not-for-profit legal structure set up under a state or territory law. Generally these associations have a number of members, managed by committee that meets at least annually, guided by a set of rules and operate in the state or territory where it is incorporated. Incorporation is a voluntary, simple and inexpensive means of establishing a legal entity.


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