Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

New York Charitable Registration Requirements

Unless exempt, a charitable organization must register with the New York Attorney General before soliciting charitable contributions in New York.

Out-of-state nonprofits that register under the New York charitable registration laws are not required to qualify to do business in New York. However, engaging in other business activities such as having an office or employees in New York may trigger the requirement to register to do business in New York.

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in New York

The following is a summary of the initial charitable solicitation registration requirements in New York:

New York Charitable Registration Agency: New York Attorney– Charities Bureau
New York Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $25,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • PTAs
  • Membership organizations
  • Appeals for single individuals
  • Hospitals
  • Law enforcement support groups
  • Veterans organizations
  • Volunteer firefighters organizations
  • Volunteer ambulance organizations
New York Charitable Registration Form: URS or New York Registration Statement for Charitable Organizations Form (CHAR410)
New York Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • Bylaws
  • IRS determination letter
  • IRS Form 1023 (not required for entities registered with the IRS before 1987)
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and key employees (name, title, and address)
  • List of professional fundraisers, fundraising counsel, and commercial coventure
New York Charitable Registration Filing Fee: $25. Make check payable to New York State Department of Law
Registered Agent: New York does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
New York Charitable Registration Filing Method: Mail initial registration application to:
Filing Office
Charities Bureau
Department of Law
120 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10271
Law Governing New York Charitable Registration:
  • New York Executive Law, Article 7-A, §§ 171-a–177
  • Estates, Powers and Trusts Law, § 8-1.4
  • N.Y. Rules and Regulations, Ch. 5 Title 13, Regulations for Charities

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in New York

New York does not require the renewal of charitable solicitation registration. However, a financial report must be filed each year. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in New York:

New York Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: New York Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs – Charities Registration Section
New York Charitable Registration renewal Due Date: 4½ months after fiscal year end
New York Charitable Registration Renewal Form: New York Annual Filing for Charitable Organizations (CHAR500)
New York Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • Schedule 4a of CHAR500 if professional fundraisers, fundraising counsels, or commercial coventurers used
  • Schedule 4b of CHAR500 if government grants received
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ or IRS Form 990-PF, and IRS Form 990-T if applicable
  • Schedule B (Schedule of Contributors) from IRS Form 990
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $750,000; CPA review if between $250,000 and $750,000
New York Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee:
  • $10 if total support and revenue was less than $250,000
  • $25 if total support was more than $250,000 Make check payable to New York State Department of Law
New York Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: File financial report on line at https://www.charitiesnys.com/nccsefile.html or by mail to:
Charities Bureau Registration Section
Office of the Attorney General
120 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, New York 10271

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