Category Archives: Charitable Solicitation State Registration

Wisconsin New Charity Registration Guidelines

Wisconsin recently passed new charity registration guidelines. Way to Go Wisconsin!  Wisconsin enacted changes to its charitable registration laws effective February 29, 2016.  It is good news for small and large nonprofits alike! Key changes include an increase in the exemption threshold from $5,000 to $25,000 in revenue per fiscal year for smaller organizations that

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Louisiana Charity Registration Renewal Date is Looming!

The state of Louisiana is one of only a few states to have a fixed annual registration renewal date and they have selected October 1st of each year.  In LA the Office of the Attorney General, Department of Justice, is responsible for charitable organization and professional solicitation registration requirements. Charitable organizations must file the Unified

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August is Charity Registration Month in Alaska!

Don’t forget to renew your Alaska charity registration statement in the month of August! You can find the renewal forms required at The deadline to register as a charitable organization is September 1 of each year. If you are renewing, just submit your registration form and the appropriate filing fee. Although Alaska does not

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Alabama Charity Registration Process

Although Alabama law requires that organizations and institutions that solicit contributions from Alabama to register with the Attorney General’s Office, they are one of the states that have made the registration process relatively painless.  For initial registration an organization can choose to use either the state form or the Unified Registration Statement.  Renewal is simple; the state form is one page long requiring the attachment of an organization’s most recent IRS Form 990 or a Written Report.  Visit for details and links to the forms.  Both initial and renewal registrations require a notarized signature along with a check for $25 made out to  Alabama Office of the Attorney General.

Unfortunately, the downside of the Alabama charity registration process is that the annual renewal is due within 90 days of the close of the organization’s fiscal year.  We all know this is almost impossible for most nonprofits, especially those requiring audits prior to completion of the IRS Form 990!  The Attorney General may approve an extension to file up to 180 days.

The Alabama law governing charity registration is found in Section 13A-9-70 through 13A-9-84 of the Code of Alabama.

The Unified Registration Statement for nonprofit organizations. You may also download this registration kit at

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