State Registration

Multi-State Charity Registration and Filing Portal

Posted on Oct 4, 2018 in State Registration

Multi-State Charity Registration and Filing Portal A multi-state charity fundraising registration is being discussed. The plan has been in place since 2001 and several years ago several states founded Multistate Registration and Filing Portal (MRFP) an organization to bring a multi-state charity registration portal into being. The effort has languished as attempts to coordinate between states and create a usable system have proved harder than expected. Several years into the project only two states are currently available in the portal, Connecticut and Georgia and due to the timing of when these two states’ forms are due, they would almost never be filed at the same time which negates the entire point of the multistate filing portal. As there is about a $11 per state fee just for using this portal in addition to the regular state registration fees, it doesn’t make any sense for a charity to file their Connecticut form with the system when compared to Connecticut’s own online system for their state which does not add on this extra unnecessary surcharge. The multi-state charity registration portal is also lacking in user-friendliness. I would also suggest caution against filing the Georgia registration. The Georgia registration requires sensitive information such as the social security number, date of birth, a scan of the drivers license, for 2 officers. It is no doubt much safer to provide this information in paper form and allowing Georgia to store it in a web database on the internet. An earlier attempt to create a multi-state charity solicitation registration portal was hacked and the information in, such as sensitive donor information to was compromised. It would no doubt cause problems if the social security number, home address, and other sensitive information about the charity’s officers and board members were to be hacked or inadvertently made available on the...

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Some Nonprofits Do Not Need To Provide 990 Schedule B

Posted on Jul 18, 2018 in State Registration

Some Nonprofits Do Not Need To Provide 990 Schedule B The Treasury Department is eliminating the requirement for many nonprofits to disclose their donors on their IRS Form 990 Schedule B. While this change will not remove this requirement for 501(c)(3) organizations, it will remove the Schedule B reporting requirement for other organizations such as 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, 501(c)(5) labor unions, and 501(c)(6) trade associations. This new guidance in Revenue Procedure 2018-30, will not take effect immediately, but will eliminate the Schedule B reporting requirement on organizations filing their IRS Form 990 for fiscal years ending on or after 12/31/2018....

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Connecticut No Longer Requires A 990 or Audit

Posted on Jul 13, 2018 in State Registration

Connecticut No Longer Requires A 990 or Audit Following the trend of other states, Connecticut no longer requires an IRS 990 or Audited Financial Statements to be included with each filing. The state however does reserve the right to request these....

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Labyrinth, Inc.’s New Washington, DC Area Location

Posted on May 30, 2018 in State Registration

Labyrinth, Inc.’s New Washington, DC Area Location Labyrinth, Inc, is moving its East Coast office to: 15829 Crabbs Branch Way, Rockville, MD 20855. This office is near Washington, DC and can assist Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofits with their charitable solicitation registration forms. We plan to hire soon and grow the Washington, DC office. We also have other offices to assist other nonprofits throughout the nation....

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Citizens United v. Schneiderman

Posted on Mar 19, 2018 in Legal News, Regulation, State Registration

Citizens United v. Schneiderman Citizens United v. Schneiderman was a case brought by a 501(c)(4), Citizens United, who challenged New York’s donor reporting requirement. As part of its registration requirements New York has required a full copy of an organization’s IRS Form 990 including a complete Schedule B. Citizens United requested the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to declare this donor reporting requirement unconstitutional. The New York Attorney General, Eric Schneiderman, defended the disclosure requirement and stated that it was necessary for the his office to have this information to regulate the charities that register with the office. On February 15, 2018, the court issued an opinion upholding New York’s disclosure laws....

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Filing Washington, DC Corporate Filing

Posted on Jan 12, 2018 in District of Columbia, State Registration

Filing Washington, DC Corporate Filing If you work at a charity incorporated in Washington, DC or at a nonprofit registered to do business in DC, you need to file a biennial corporate report to keep in good standing in the district. While these biennial reports are not due until April 1st, they can be filed starting January 1st. So if your Washington, DC corporate registration is coming due this year, you can go ahead and file now. You will need a registered agent to list on this filing and will need to fill out some basic information such as the organization’s address and listing one or more board members. The most important thing to remember is to list the correct year in the year of the report field....

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