CERTIFICATE OF FORMATION (Texas)
The state of Texas does not require the filing of an organization’s articles of incorporation. In place of the articles the state needs a new nonprofit to submit a Certificate of Formation which includes language from the articles. Once your Certificate of Formation has been documented the organization is free to do business as a nonprofit organization. Once its tax exemption has been approved by the IRS it becomes affective retroactively back to the date of incorporation found on the Certificate of Formation.