Charities and Fundraisers FAQs

Contents
Account management
Contract elements required by law
Definitions
Disclosure requirements
Donors and consumers
eFiling and other filing questions
Exemption claims
Fees and payment
Filing notice schedule
Public benefit corporations & benefit corporations
Registration
Surety bond

 

Filing notice schedule

We send reminders and other notices to help you remember to file renewals and reports on time.

 

Charitable organizations

IRS due date reminder notice
IRS due date
SOS expiration date reminder notice SOS expiration date Expiration notice 1
Expiration notice 2
40 days before IRS due date 4 1/2 months after fiscal year end 40 days before SOS due date 7 1/2 months after fiscal year end One day after SOS due date 10 days after SOS due date

Reminder notices are emailed to the third-party preparer (if any) and the charity’s authorized officer.  Expiration notices are emailed to the third-party preparer (if any) and the charity’s authorized officer, and sent by first-class mail to the address of record for the charity.

 

Paid solicitors and professional fundraising consultants

Reminder notice Expiration date Expiration notice 1
Expiration notice 2
40 days expiration date On anniversary One day after expiration date 10 days after expiration date

Reminder notices are emailed to the third-party preparer (if any) and the paid solicitor/professional fundraising consultant’s authorized officer.

Expiration notices are emailed to the third-party preparer (if any) and the paid solicitor/professional fundraising consultant’s authorized officer, and sent by first-class mail to the registrant’s address of record.

 

Campaign reports

Reminder notice Due date Delinquency notice Fines Fines Fines Suspension notice
40 days before due date 90 days after campaign end date One day after due date 15 days after due date
$50 fine imposed
30 days after due date
$100 fine imposed
45 days after due date
$150 fine imposed
61 days after due date
$200 late fee

Reminder notices are emailed to the third-party preparer (if any) and the paid solicitor/professional fundraising consultant’s authorized officer.

Expiration notices and/or suspension notices are emailed to the third-party preparer (if any) and the paid solicitor/professional fundraising consultant’s authorized officer, and sent by first-class mail to the registrant’s address of record.

 

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