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Mailing address:Attn: Registry of Charitable TrustsP.O. Box 903447Sacramento, CA 94203-4470Phone: (916) 210-6400Web: Home Name search Notes: Use the contact create for charity inquiries.

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We track the adhering to licenses with the The golden state Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts in order to provide compliance solutions to our clients. As a customer, you see this and also various other reference information in License Manager in-line through your licenses.

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California Charitable Solicitation Registration

Agency:California Attorney General - Registry of Charitable Trusts Mailing address:Attn: Regisattempt of Charitable TrustsP.O. Box 903447Sacramento, CA 94203-4470Phone: (916) 210-6400Web: Home Name search Notes: Use the call form for charity inquiries." data-placement="auto">
Law:The golden state Government Code § 12585; California Code of Regulations, Title 11 § 300

One-Time Exemption Registration

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Exemption Eligible Organizations:Religious organizationsMany educational institutionsNonprofit hospitals
Notes:

If you think you are exempt, make a request in writing to the The golden state Attorney General"s Office before soliciting. You will certainly get an exemption letter in rerevolve.

Initial Registration

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Form:

Form CT-1: Initial Registration Form

Organizations that are not forced to file and execute not file IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ bereason they carry out not fulfill the revenue demands should additionally file Form CT-TR-1: Annual Treasurer"s Report.

Instructions:

Initial Registration Guide

Filing Method:

Mail

Agency Fee:

$25

Turnaround:

2-3 months

Notes:Your company must register within 30 days of receiving assets (property, funds, etc) that are hosted in a trust.Any authorized or director might authorize. Signature require not be notarized.Some California counties and municipalities may call for charities that solicit in-person to register before fundelevating.
Before you Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

Check the available exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration necessity.Apallude a registered agent to receive legal files in California.Look via the list of compelled attachments and also make certain that you have actually each forced document in hand prior to beginning the registration application.

Foreign Applicants:

Check the available exemptions to view if your charity is eligible for exemption from the complete registration necessity.Apsuggest a registered agent to get legal documents in California.Obtain a certificate of excellent standing from your residence state (to be filed in the time of the international qualification process). The certificate cannot be even more than 6 months old when filing international qualification files.Look via the list of required attachments and make sure that you have each forced record in hand also before beginning the registration application.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

Submit a completed Initial Registration Form and also all compelled attachments to the The golden state Attorney General - Regisattempt of Charitable Trusts.

Foregime Applicants:

Registration Renewal

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Form:

Form RRF-1: Annual Registration Renewal Report

Organizations that are not required to file and perform not file IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ because they execute not accomplish the revenue demands should also file Form CT-TR-1: Annual Treasurer"s Report.

Filing Method:

Mail or online.

Agency Fee:

$0-$300 relying on gross annual revenue.

Due:

Renewal is due each year 4 months and 15 days after the close of your organization"s fiscal year. If your fiscal year closes December 31, then regeneration is due May 15. 

Due Date Extension:

Due days can be extfinished for 6 months beyond the original due day by attaching a copy of IRS develop 8868 and also an IRS-apconfirmed extension research as soon as submitting your 990 and also rebirth form RRF-1.

Penalties:

Faientice to submit rejuvenation on time have the right to bring about loss of taxation exemption and also assessment of minimum taxation of $800, plus interemainder, and/or fines or filing penalties. The Attorney General will notify the California Franchise Tax Board to disenable your state taxation exemption. Directors, trustees, policemans, and also rerotate preparers are personally liable for these fees and penalties - you cannot use charitable assets to pay them, they must be passist out of of pocket!

Change of Fiscal Year

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Form:

Form RRF-1: Annual Registration Renewal Report

Agency Fee:

Varies

Notes:

Data the renewal application for the new fiscal year along with a letter stating that the organization has actually adjusted their fiscal reporting duration.

Cancellation

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Form:

Form RRF-1: Annual Registration Renewal Report

Agency Fee:

$0-$300 depending upon gross annual revenue.

Notes:

To close out your registration, file a last report with the compelled fee together with a letter explaining that you would certainly like to cancel your registration. Domestic organizations must additionally submit proof of dissolution with Secretary of State and circulation of assets.

Initial Registration

A commercial fundraiser is a kind of expert fundraiser. A commercial fundraiser have the right to be a perchild, corporation, or unintegrated association who is phelp by a charity to solicit money or property on the charity"s befifty percent. The commercial fundraiser may solicit donations through assorted means, such as: direct mail, telephone, email or internet platform, auction at charity occasions, event ticket sales, car docountry, or thrift store operation. Commercial fundraisers might be passist either a level fee or a percent of the donations accumulated in the charity"s name.

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Form:

Form CT-1CF: Annual Registration Form

Agency Fee:

$350

Initial Ink:Not required
Notarize:Not required
Notes:

The created contract have to contain or state:

 

The legal name and also resolve of the institutions as registered via the Regisattempt of Charitable Trusts, unmuch less the charitable organization is exempt from registration.

The charitable purpose for which the solicitation campaign or event is being performed.

The responsibilities of both the commercial fundraiser and charitable organization.

If the commercial fundraiser will certainly be phelp a solved fee, the amount of the fee and also a great confidence estimate of what percent of the complete contributions the fee will certainly comprise. The contract should clearly collection forth the presumptions on which the excellent confidence estimate is based.

If the commercial fundraiser will certainly be paid a percentage fee, the percentage of complete contributions that will certainly be given to the charitable organization. If the solicitation entails the sale of products or solutions, or sale of admission to an event, the contract should state the percent of the purchase price the charitable company will retain. The percentage need to be calculated by subtracting from complete contributions and also sales receipts not only the commercial fundraiser"s fee, but also any additional fundraising prices the charitable company must pay.

The efficient and termination days of the contract, and the day the solicitation will certainly start.

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A provision that claims that all contributions obtained by the commercial fundraiser will certainly, within five working days of receipt, either be deposited in a financial institution account specifically regulated by the charitable organization or ceded in perchild to the charitable company.

A statement that the charitable company will exercise regulate and approve the content and frequency of any type of solicitation.The maximum amount the commercial fundraiser plans to pay individuals or entities to secure any kind of person’s attendance at, or approval, sponsorship or endorsement of, a fundelevating event.

Provisions specifying that the charitable organization has actually a best to cancel the contract without any kind of licapacity or expense, 10 days after the date the contract is executed. After the initial 10-day cancellation duration, the company may cancel the contract through 30-days notification and also payment for solutions provided by the commercial fundraiser for as much as 30 days after the alert is offered.

Provisions specifying that after the initial 10-day period, the charitable company has actually a appropriate to cancel the contract for any factor without licapability if the commercial fundraiser or its agents make material misdepictions, harm the charitable organization’s reputation, or are found to have actually been convicted of a crime occurring from charitable solicitations.The contract need to be signed by the commercial fundraiser’s authorized contracting officer and an main of the charitable company that is authorized to authorize the contract by the governing board of directors.

For even more in-depth information about the mandatory contract requirements, watch Government Code sections 12599, subdivision (i) and also 12599.3.

Before you Apply:All names and also addresses under which the commercial fundraiser for charitable functions is well-known and also operatesName, attend to, and also title of each perkid responsible for directing and also supervising the work-related of the commercial fundraiserTypes of charitable purposes" activities Name, attend to and also connection of any director, officer, or employee of the commercial fundraiser for charitable purposes or the charitable organization that has actually been contracted to solicitExplacountry of any denial, suspension, or revocation of licensure, registration, or permitting,Explanation of any legal or disciplinary action against the commercial fundraiser or any kind of of its representatives in relation to fundraising activity  
Required Attachments:Copies of all contracts for each affiliated expert solicitor and also commercial fundraiser 
Bond Amount:

$25,000

Registration Renewal

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Form:

Form CT-1CF: Annual Registration Form (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by January 15.

Contract Filing

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Form:

Form CT-10CF: Notice of Intent To Solicit For Charitable Purposes - Commercial Fundraiser

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

File a notification of enattempt right into contract at least 10 days before the start of the performance of the contract.

Financial Reporting

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Form:

Form CT-2CF: Annual Financial Report – Commercial Fundraisers

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Annually by January 30th.

Sexactly how 2 More Licenses

A fundelevating counsel have the right to be a person or organization who is hired by a charity to arrangement, manage, advise, counsel, consult, or prepare products to solicit donations for charitable objectives. Unchoose the commercial fundraiser, a fundraising counsel does not solicit donations from the public, and also does not obtain or exercise any kind of regulate over the solicited funds or residential property. Instead, the donations go directly to the charity.


Initial Registration

A fundelevating counsel is a form of experienced fundraiser. A fundraising counsel deserve to be a perkid, corporation, or unintegrated association that is hired by a charity to plan, control, advise, counsel, consult, or prepare materials to solicit docountries for charitable objectives. Unlike the commercial fundraiser, a fundelevating counsel does not solicit docountries from the public, and does not get or exercise any type of manage over the solicited funds or residential property. Instead, the donations go straight to the charity.

If the fundelevating counsel make less than $25,000 in total yearly gross compensation for acting as a fundelevating counsel, it will certainly not loss under the definition of a fundincreasing counsel for charitable purposes. See Government Code area 12599.1, subdepartment (b)(6).

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Form:

Form CT-3CF: Annual Registration Form - Fundelevating Counsel

Agency Fee:

$350

Notes:

The written contract must contain or state:

The legal name and address of the organizations as registered with the Regisattempt of Charitable Trusts, unless the charitable organization is exempt from registration

The charitable function for which the solicitation project is being performed.

The duties of the fundincreasing counsel and also charitable organization under the contract.

A statement that the fundelevating counsel will certainly not solicit funds or residential property for charitable purposes or hire anyone else to do so.

A statement that the fundincreasing counsel will certainly not obtain or control funds or home solicited for charitable objectives or hire anyone else to perform so.

A statement that the charitable company exercises regulate and approves the content and also frequency of solicitation.

A clear statement of the fees and also any type of other creates of compensation that will be paid to the fundincreasing counsel.

The reliable and also termicountry day of the contract, and also the date the solicitation will start.

Provisions stating the charitable organization’s ideal to cancel the contract without licapacity for 10 days adhering to the day the contract is executed; and also the charity’s right to cancel the contract after the initial duration by offering a 30-day notice and also paying fundelevating counsel for services provided by the fundincreasing counsel as much as the effective day of the notification.

For even more in-depth information around the mandatory contractual demands, see Government Code area 12599.1, subdepartment (f).

Before you Apply:

If tbelow are prevalent directors, officers and employees in between the fundelevating counsel and the charitable company for which solutions are being provided a copy of the contract will should be filed. Otherwise, tbelow is no need that a copy of the contract be submitted unmuch less particularly requested by the Attorney General"s Office.

 

Registration Renewal

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Form:

Form CT-3CF: Annual Registration Form - Fundincreasing Counsel (Renewal)

Agency Fee:

$350

Due:

Annually by January 15.

Contract Filing

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Form:

Form CT-11CF: Notice of Intent To Solicit For Charitable Purposes - Fundincreasing Counsel

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Documents an alert of entry into contract at least 10 days before the begin of the performance of the contract.