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Register as a Charitable Organization


REGISTRATION - Charitable organizations that solicit funds in or from Georgia must register with the Secretary of State unless they are exempt from registration as set forth in the Charitable Solicitations Act. Please refer to  O.G.C.A. §43-17-9 to see if your organization is exempt from registration.

The following documents and fee are required to complete the registration process.  Upon submission, the Division will review the information and will contact your organization  if additional information is required.  Please send your required documents and fee to:
Securities and Charities Division
Attn:  Charities
Office of Georgia Secretary of State Brian P. Kemp
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, S.E.
Suite 313, West Tower
Atlanta, Georgia 30334
REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:

1. Registration Fee
The initial application fee is $35.00. The payment must be made by check or money order, payable to Georgia Secretary of State.
2. Form C-100

Submit a fully completed Form C-100 application. (See the bottom of the page for the form.)

3. Financial Statements
If the charitable organization received or collected any charitable contributions during its preceding fiscal year, attach the most recently filed financial statements covering those periods. The criteria for such required financial statements are:
                A.    If the organization received or collected more than $1,000,000.00 during the preceding fiscal year, submit a certified financial statement prepared by an independent certified public accountant for that year.
               B.    If the organization received more than $500,000.00 but not more than $1,000,000.00 during the preceding fiscal year, submit financial statements for that year that are reviewed by an independent certified public accountant.
               C.    If the organization has received or collected less than $500,000.00 in its preceding fiscal year, submit financial statements for such year. The financial statements for that year need not be certified or reviewed.
              D.    If the charitable organization is newly formed and has not received charitable contributions, attach a signed statement from an officer of the organization attesting to that fact in lieu of financial statements.

4. IRS 990 Forms
 Attach the IRS Form 990 or Form 990EZ for the preceding fiscal year, unless previously filed. If the charity filed a Form 990N (postcard), it must fill out and submit the Georgia Form C-200 for the preceding fiscal year (See item 6).
Georgia DOES NOT accept the Form 990N.

5. IRS Determination Letter
If the United States Internal Revenue Service determined that the organization is tax exempt, submit a copy of determination letter.
6. C-200
If the organization filed a Form 990N (postcard), it must fill out and submit the Georgia Form C-200 for the preceding fiscal year. Georgia DOES NOT accept the Form 990N.
                                    Click Here for the C-200 Form

7. Click, Print, and Manually fill out the Form C-100 below to the register as a Charitable Organization.

                                                               


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