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Changes to CT Charitable Solicitation Registration

Any organization that solicits contributions for charitable purposes must register with the Department of Consumer Protection prior to the commencement of solicitation and must remain registered at all times during which it solicits funds in Connecticut.

In July 2018, the filing requirements for annual renewals with the Department of Consumer Protection were amended.

In the past, a one-page form was required to be filed that included signatures of two officers. In addition, a copy of the IRS Form 990 was required to be attached, along with a copy of the independent auditors’ report if gross revenues exceeded $500,000.

Going forward, Connecticut only requires one signature of an authorized person on the renewal form, attesting on behalf of the organization that the organization has completed and filed its current fiscal year end Form 990 with the IRS and that the annual independent audit was completed if the organization’s gross revenues exceed $500,000.

Nonprofits will no longer be required to attach a copy of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report to the renewal form.

A non-refundable annual fee of $50 payable to the Treasurer, State of CT continues to be required.

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