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Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations: Charities Section 
     The bureau administers the state's charitable solicitation law. It also maintains registration and financial information on over 11,000 charities soliciting in the Commonwealth, as well as more than 400 professional solicitors and fundraising counsels.
     The bureau also maintains the records repository of more than 2.6 million companies that do business in the Commonwealth and serves as the centralized filing office for Uniform Commercial Code financing statements. In order to register a business, you will need to file with the Bureau.


             
Extension requests are no longer required for charitable organizations. This does not apply to Institutions of Purely Public Charity.
 
Renewal reminders are no longer mailed to charitable organizations, professional fundraising counsel and professional solicitors. The renewal due date is indicated on the certificate of registration sent to the organization upon the approval of a filing. For charitable organizations, the renewal due date is listed on the certificate as the Expiration Date & Automatic Extension.
   
 
Charity Registration Renewal Reminder:
 
Renewal Reminders will no longer be mailed.
2013 Fiscal Year End 
  

Renewal Due Date*

January 31

 

 

December 12, 2013 

February 28

 

 

January 9, 2014 

March 31

 

 

February 9, 2014 

April 30

 

 

March 11, 2014 

May 31

 

 

April 11, 2014 

June 30

 

 

May 11, 2014 

July 31

 

 

June 11, 2014 

August 31

 

 

July 12, 2014 

September 30

 

 

August 11, 2014 

October 31

 

 

September 11, 2014 

November 30

 

 

October 11, 2014 

December 31

 

 

November 11, 2014 

 

 

 

 

January 31, 2014 

 

 

December 12, 2014 

February 28, 2014

 

 

January 15, 2015 ** 

March 31, 2014

 

 

February 15, 2015 

April 30, 2014

 

 

March 15, 2015 

May 31, 2014

 

 

April 15, 2015 

June 30, 2014 

 

 

May 15, 2015 

July 31, 2014 

 

 

June 15, 2015 

August 31, 2014 

 

 

July 15, 2015 

September 30, 2014

 

 

August 15, 2015 

October 31, 2014

 

 

September 15, 2015 

November 30, 2014

 

 

October 15, 2015 

December 31, 2014

 

 

November 15, 2015 

 

* Renewal due date includes automatic extension. If the renewal due date falls on a weekend or holiday, you have until the next business day to file your renewal.

* * Act 141 of 2014 changes the renewal date for charitable organizations from 135 days after the close of the fiscal year to the 15th day of the fifth month following the close of the fiscal year. Similarly, Act 141 permits the Department to extend the time for filing the renewal of registration to a date not to exceed the 15th day of the eleventh month following the close of the organization’s fiscal year.

Act 141 is effective on December 13, 2014. Charitable organization registration renewals due on or after December 13, 2014 will be due on the date required by the new law and as indicated in the chart above. Act 141 does not apply to the renewal dates for Institutions of Purely Public Charity (IPPs), professional solicitors or professional fundraising counsel.

Previously-issued certificates of registration contain the former expiration and automatic extension date, but such expiration date will be extended by operation of law. Previously-issued certificates of registration will not be reissued to reflect the new expiration and automatic extension date.



Modified Date: 11/18/2014 10:55 AM