A quick summary of Compliance Information
These are the things we must do to be a compliant CA non-profit.
Annual Board Meeting
CA Secretary of State
Statement of information about who the officers are, etc.
File statements of information online: https://bizfileonline.sos.ca.gov/
Lookup current state: https://bizfileonline.sos.ca.gov/search/business
CA Frachise Tax Board
Filings overview (good resource for more than just the FTB 199 series forms): https://www.ftb.ca.gov/file/business/types/charities-nonprofits/annual-and-filing-requirements.html
Check organization status (online or other methods): https://www.ftb.ca.gov/help/business/entity-status-letter.asp
Income info filed at the state level
Note that there are a variety of varients of form 190 for different income brackets and complexities.
CA Office of the Attorny General
Lookup info (note that the OAG is very backed up so the state is months to years out of data): https://rct.doj.ca.gov/Verification/Web/Search.aspx?facility=Y
IRS tax exempt organization search: https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/search-for-tax-exempt-organizations
Form overviews (includes links to PDFs and instructions):
Note that there are a variety of varients of form 990 for different income brackets and complexities.