A religious corporation is a type of religious non-profit organization, which has been incorporated under the law defined by the concerned authorities.
It is usually the government, who holds records of non-profit religious organizations, is responsible for regulating these religious not-for-profit corporations, say for instance Secretary of State. These not-for-profit religious corporations are recognized under the law on sub national level and usually Secretary of State of that particular state will be monitoring the activities of such religious corporations.
If we compare Religious corporations with other tax-exempt organizations then these religious non profit corporations are subject to less state and federal filing and reporting requirements. Depending on the state in which they are incorporated, they may also be exempt from some of the inspections or regulations governing non-religious groups performing the same services.