Utah No Longer Offers Exemptions for Membership Organizations

Posted on May 1, 2017 in State Registration

For years Utah offered an exemption for filing for membership organizations that only solicited their own members. This exemption was outlines in UCA §13-22-8(1)(a). However, on May 9th, 2017, this exemption will no longer be available as amendments to the Charitable Solicitations Act have been made and will go in to effect that day. For organizations that previously had received a membership exemption from registration the state and do not qualify under other exemption categories, such as being a public institution of higher learning, these organization will need to register in Utah if they plan to solicit contributions from residents of the state.