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Charity State registration compliance experts

Full service customer care and compliance solutions at every step of the charity state registration process..

We prepare and submit all forms for you

We Manage the yearly renewal process

We Provide a compliance review of all states

10 reasons why CSR & SEWCA services are good ideas for your charity.

  1. We sweat the details, paperwork, and deadlines so you don’t have to.
  2. Lowest cost of any state solicitation registration service provider: $150 per state or $130 per state for nationwide registrations. *$75 per state campaign application with registration services. (otherwise $125)..
  3. Nationwide registration includes those states with special filing requirements for professional fund raising and commercial co-ventures.
  4. If your organization is not already taking advantage of state employee fund drives and their additional revenue because of the enormous paperwork burden, now you can.
  5. Your time is better spent managing this project, not doing it.
  6. We can analyze your state employee fund drive revenue each year to help determine whether it is cost effective to continue registering in every state.
  7. We will coordinate your annual Charity State Registration filings with your annual State Employee Workplace Campaign Applications, ensuring on time filings for both. No other service provider can do that for you.
  8. Exclusive customer relationship available only to ABC member charities.
  9. Administrative staff has over 30 years experience processing nonprofit applications. We know how to work with you.
  10. Streamlined document filing requirements for ABC members as Audits, Form 990s, 501c3 letters are already on file.

What organizations are required to register?

Any charity who solicits contributions or support in a state that requires registration must register in that state. What constitutes ‘solicitation’ is different in every state but many states have broad interpretations so to be prudent it is critical to maintain proper compliance.

Do we need to be registered in all 50 states?

There are currently 39 states and the District of Columbia that require registration. There are also eight additional states that may require a Certificate of Authority. Four states do not currently require any type of registration.

Do we only need to register once?

No. After the Initial registration most states will require a renewal registration or at a minimum an annual report each year.

Are their penalties for failing to register?

Yes. This is different for each state but can include but not limited to monetary fines, civil and criminal penalties, loss of solicitation privileges, officers and board members can be also be liable for non-compliance.

Are some organizations exempt from registration?

Possibly. Each state has different qualifications for exemption and those can change at any time. In many states, schools, hospitals and religious organizations may be exempt as well as organizations that have gross income of less than $25,000. However, a number of states require the organization to apply or exemption by completing forms and providing some additional documentation.

How much are nationwide registration fees?

The registration fees vary by state and type of organization. Some fees are based on income as well as a financial audit prepared by an accountant is required in most states. The general range of state fees for initial nationwide registrations is between $1,700 – $3,600 but could be more for very large non-profits.

Do some states require Registered Agents?

There are some jurisdictions that require an organization that solicits in the state and does not have a local office to have a registered agent with a local address. The registered agent is a legal representative who can receive official documents on behalf of the organization.

$150 per state or $130 for nationwide registrations annually. $75 per state campaign application.