Filing charitable state registrations and staying in compliance with all the state regulations can feel like navigating an endless maze. Let us guide you through the labyrinth, so you can focus on your mission. We handle all aspects of the state registration process. Services for: Charities Fundraisers Charities We perform many services which can help ensure your charity is registered and can legally recieve contributions. These include: Guiding charities through the process of filing their Annual State Registrations. We complete the forms, assemble the needed attachments, and make sure charities become and stay registered to solicit contributions. There are annual registration forms that are required to be filed in approximately 37 states in order to allow a charity to solicit contributions in those states. We help you every step of the way and make the process easy for you. Registering charities to be included in State Employee Campaigns. State employee campaigns, also known as state combined campaigns, give state employees the opportunity to deduct money from their paycheck to support the nonprofit(s) of their choice and thus are a good fundraising tool for charities. Helping charities comply with the regulations and fill out the paperwork necessary to allow them to accept Charitable Gift Annuities. A Charitable Gift Annuity is an irrevocable gift of cash, securities, or other assets, in exchange for fixed sum payments and can be another great fundraising tool for nonprofits. We can help you with corporate registrations and can set up Registered Agents. Corporate registrations are needed in states where you are registered to do business and these often require registered agents in the states. If you would like to contact us about our services,...Read More
There are approximately 45 states which have laws governing charitable solicitations. Most state laws require registration prior to the solicitation of contributions. Failure to register in a timely fashion can lead to fines, civil suits, and states revoking the right to solicit contributions in the future. If your nonprofit organization solicits contributions in any state, you probably have to register there. You can look here to see if your nonprofit organization needs to file. Each year several states change their laws and forms. We can help you keep up with the changes. We prepare all of the forms necessary to renew your registration in the states where you are currently registered or to register you in any new state in which your organization is not yet registered. We prepare the new and renewal forms for each state you request. We prepare extensions for those states that allow them when you haven’t received your audited financial statement or Form 990 from your accountants. We set up registered agents, correspond with the states, keep track of when your forms are due, and verify your registration status. In other words, we handle all aspects of your state registrations so that you don’t have to. None of your confidential information is shared with anyone – unless requested by you. If you would like to start this service now or prior to your next filing season, please call 760-931-0889 or click...Read More
Does my charity need to file? If your charity solicits contributions, then most likely you need to register to solicit contributions. This is true whether you solicit contributions through direct mail, email, the internet, phone solicitation, grants, direct contact, etc. Most charities that solicit nationwide need to register in about 37 states. However some types of organizations are exempt from registration in some or all states. Am I exempt from filing? Organizations that receive minimal contributions are typically exempt from filing an a handful of states, though some states view the solicitation itself as requiring registration, whether or not funds were raised. Schools, universities, and alumni organization are exempt from registering in about half of the states that require registration and only need to register in about 10 states. Hospitals are exempt in a dozen states and only need to register in about 19 states. Membership organizations that only solicit from their members only need to register in a dozen states. Churches that are not required to file a 990, are exempt and do not need to register to solicit contributions. Churches that do file a 990, will need to register in about 13 states. 501(c)(4) and 501(c)(19) organizations are exempt in a few states, but still need to register in 35 states, whereas 501(c)(3) organizations typically need to register in around 37 states. You can contact us to see if your organization needs to register to solicit contributions. If you use our registrations services, then we can request exemptions for you in states where you are entitled to an exemption and for most states we do not charge for that service, but offer it at no charge when we do...Read More
For a quarter century we have been assisting charities, fundraisers and solicitors with registering and remaining in compliance with state regulations. We prepare all the necessary forms and attachments, correspond with the states, set up registered agents, do your extensions and make the process easy for you. We have hundreds of satisfied clients and we can help you too. We are the state registration professionals and state registrations are the only thing we do so you can be assured that we can get you registered and keep you registered. We figure out which specific requirements affect your organization and what steps you need to take. We provide annual state registration services, registrations for charitable gift annuities and registration for inclusion in state employee campaigns. If you would like to contact us about our services, please call us at 760-931-0889 or click here. We would be happy to answer any questions that you may...Read More
Labyrinth, Inc. has been specializing in state registrations since the 1980’s and we do more charitable state registrations than anyone (nearly 20,000 and growing all the time). Charity and fundraiser registration is not a sideline at Labyrinth – it’s all we do. We handle every aspect of the registration process and would love to talk to you about helping you get registered. We make the registration process easy and take care of each step in the process including preparing the forms, assembling the attachments, requesting extensions, setting up registered agents, and following up with the states to ensure that the registrations were approved. We can even write the checks and sign the forms. We fill out your forms correctly and make sure you avoid fees, fines, and other penalties. We have over a quarter century of experience helping charities register to solicit contributions. We take the time to learn your needs and how we can best help you. We are always available to answer your questions. We have several hundred satisfied clients. Among our clients are many of the largest and best known charities. We have a whole team that works together to ensure accurate and timely filings. Your forms are triple checked to make sure they are perfect. By going above and beyond to ensure that you filings are done right we help avoid any legal issues with the states. Our single fee includes everything including all forms and extensions, writing checks for state registration fees, signing and notarizing the forms (if desired), etc. We keep your data confidential. Unlike other companies that dabble in different fields, state registrations are our only business. We do more state registrations than anyone else...Read More
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For a quarter century Labyrinth has specialized in helping charities register to solicit contributions. Each year we help hundreds of charities register to solicit contributions. We handle all aspects of the state registration process and work hard to save you time and money.
If you are a charitable organization that solicits contributions, then most likely 37 states will require you to register. This is true whether you solicit contributions using direct mail, the internet, grants, email, personal contact, telemarketing, etc. A few types of organizations are exempt from registration.
Our website features a great deal of helpful information for charities, fundraisers, solicitors, and commercial co-venturers. Please browse our resources section, where you’ll find information on various laws, recent regulation changes, state regulation of fundraising, and more!