New Jersey Fundraising Registration

Nonprofit Fundraising Registration

New Jersey Charitable Registration Requirements

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

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

Initial Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in New Jersey

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

New Jersey Charitable Registration Agency: New Jersey Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs – Charities Registration Section
New Jersey Exempts the Following from Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Less than $10,000 nationwide contributions per year
  • Religious organizations
  • Educational institutions
  • Local organizations
New Jersey Charitable Registration Form: URS or New Jersey Short-Form Registration/Verification Statement (CRI-200) if contributions less than $25,000 or New Jersey Long-Form Initial Registration/Verification Statement (CRI-150-I)
New Jersey Requires the Following Supporting Documents for Charitable Solicitation Registration:
  • Articles of incorporation or formation document
  • Bylaws
  • IRS determination letter; or IRS Form 1023 or IRS Form 1025, if pending
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $500,000
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and five most highly compensated employees (name, title, address, phone, and salary)
  • List of states where registered
  • List of professional fundraisers, fundraising counsel, and commercial coventurers (name, address, phone, and contact person’s name)
  • List of related-party transactions (names, nature of transaction, businesses, and addresses of related parties).
New Jersey Charitable Registration Filing Fee:
  • Contributions
  • Fee
  • under $25,000
  • $30
  • $25,001 to $100,000
  • $60
  • $100,001 to $500,000
  • $150
  • over $500,000
  • $250
Registered Agent: New Jersey does not require a registered agent for charitable solicitation registration
New Jersey Charitable Registration Filing Method: File online at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/Pages/charities-registration-information.aspx or mail New Jersey Charitable Registration Documents to:
Charities Registration Section
Division of Consumer Affairs
124 Halsey Street, 7th Floor
Newark, New Jersey 07101
Law Governing New Jersey Charitable Registration:
  • NJSA 45:17A-18–45:17A-40, Charities Registration and Investigation Section Law
  • NJAC Title 13, Chapter 48, Charitable Fund Raising

Renewal of Nonprofit Fundraising Registration in New Jersey

A New Jersey charitable solicitation registration must be renewed each year. The following is a summary of the charitable solicitation registration renewal requirements in New Jersey:

New Jersey Charitable Registration Renewal Agency: New Jersey Attorney General Division of Consumer Affairs – Charities Registration Section
New Jersey Charitable Registration Renewal Due Date: 6 months after fiscal year end
New Jersey Charitable Registration Renewal Form: URS or New Jersey Short-Form Registration/Verification Statement (CRI-200) if contributions less than $25,000 or New Jersey Long-Form Renewal Registration/Verification Statement (CRI-300-R)
New Jersey Requires the Following Supporting Documents for
  • IRS Form 990, IRS Form 990-EZ, or IRS Form 990-PF
  • Audited financial statements by an independent CPA if revenue exceeds $500,000
Charitable Solicitation Registration Renewal:
  • List of officers, directors, trustees, and five most highly compensated employees (name, title, address, phone, and salary)
  • List of states where registered
  • List of professional fundraisers, fundraising counsel, and commercial coventurers (name, address, phone, and contact person’s name)
  • List of related-party transactions (names, nature of transaction, businesses, and addresses of related parties).
New Jersey Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Fee:
  • Contributions
  • Fee
  • under $25,000
  • $30
  • $25,001 to $100,000
  • $60
  • $100,001 to $500,000
  • $150
  • over $500,000
  • $250
New Jersey Charitable Registration Renewal Filing Method: File online at http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/charities/Pages/charities-registration-information.aspx or mail New Jersey Charitable Registration Renewal Documents to: Charities Registration Section Division of Consumer Affairs 124 Halsey Street, 7th Floor Newark, New Jersey 07101

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