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Jena Griswold

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Jena Griswold

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Instructions for Annual Renewal

What is a renewal?

Renewing a registration means updating the information on file with our office after the organization’s fiscal year has concluded. This is done once each year, and is due at the same time that the Form 990 is due to the IRS, which for most organizations is the 15th day of the fifth month after the organization’s fiscal year has concluded.

Beginning January 1, 2013, charitable organizations will receive an automatic 3-month extension of this deadline. Please note, however, that even though the e-file system will enter an automatic three-month extension, charities by law must still file a renewal and financial report with our office by the 15th day of the fifth month after the organization’s fiscal year, unless the IRS authorizes a later date for filing the organization’s Form 990. We may request documentation of the IRS authorization.

See the table below to calculate your due date and extended deadline.

A renewal automatically advances the reporting period one year and must include a financial report. If financial information for the most recent fiscal year is not available by the renewal or extended deadlines, the organization must file for an additional extension of the deadline to remain in "Good" status and avoid late fees.

Is there a fee to renew?

Yes. See the fee schedule for current fees.

How do I file a renewal?

  • Log in to your account with your user ID and password. Need help logging in?

  • Click on "File a document".

  • On the Available for Filing page, click on "Renew Registration." If the renewal is due within 30 days or overdue, you can also access it from your dashboard.

  • Review the information on the Renew page, then click on "Continue".

  • The next page will show you the steps for the renewal.

  • If needed, you can review the line-by-line instructions for the registration statement.

Financial Report Due Dates

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Organization's fiscal year end Date financial report due Auto-extended deadline
Organization's fiscal year end December 31 Date financial report due May 15 Auto-extended deadline August 15
Organization's fiscal year end January 31 Date financial report due June 15 Auto-extended deadline September 15
Organization's fiscal year end February 28 Date financial report due July 15 Auto-extended deadline October 15
Organization's fiscal year end March 31 Date financial report due August 15 Auto-extended deadline November 15
Organization's fiscal year end April 30 Date financial report due September 15 Auto-extended deadline December 15
Organization's fiscal year end May 31 Date financial report due October 15 Auto-extended deadline January 15
Organization's fiscal year end June 30 Date financial report due November 15 Auto-extended deadline February 15
Organization's fiscal year end July 31 Date financial report due December 15 Auto-extended deadline March 15
Organization's fiscal year end August 31 Date financial report due January 15 Auto-extended deadline April 15
Organization's fiscal year end September 30 Date financial report due February 15 Auto-extended deadline May 15
Organization's fiscal year end October 13 Date financial report due March 15 Auto-extended deadline June 15
Organization's fiscal year end November 30 Date financial report due April 15 Auto-extended deadline July 15