The Bureau of Corporations and Charitable Organizations administers the state's charitable solicitation law. It also maintains registration and financial information on over 12,000 charities soliciting in the Commonwealth, as well as more than 400 professional solicitors and fundraising counsels.
Extension requests are no longer required for charitable organizations. This does not apply to Institutions of Purely Public Charity.
Renewal reminders are now being emailed to charitable
organizations, professional fundraising counsel and professional solicitors when a valid email is on file with the Bureau. If a valid email is not on file, a renewal reminder will be mailed to the current mailing address on file. The
renewal due date is also 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 &
Charity Registration Renewal
|2016 Fiscal Year End
Renewal Due Date **
||December 15, 2016|
||January 15, 2017 *|
||February 15, 2017|
||March 15, 2017|
||April 15, 2017 *|
May 15, 2017
||June 15, 2017 *|
|| July 15, 2017 *|
August 15, 2017
||September 15, 2017|
||October 15, 2017 *|
||November 15, 2017|
|2017 Fiscal Year End
||Renewal Due Date **|
||December 15, 2017|
January 15, 2018 *
||February 15, 2018|
||March 15, 2018|
||April 15, 2018 *|
* If the renewal due date falls on a weekend or holiday, the actual due date will be the next business day.
* * 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