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Charity Registration For New Hampshire Non Profits


Do I need to register my non profit as a charity in NH?

Basically yes. You will need to register if:

  • You have applied or are planning on applying for 501c3 tax exempt status from the IRS.
  • You are formed for any of the following purposes: benevolent, patriotic, philanthropic, humane, scientific, educational, civic, environmental conservation, or public health.
  • If your non profit is formed for another charitable purpose or includes any person who employs charitable appeal as a means of collecting contributions.
  • If the primary purpose of your NH non profit is charitable in nature.

How do I register with the Charitable Trusts Unit?

You will fill out and submit a Register of Charitable Trusts Application for Registration form. There are very detailed instructions inside of the document provided by the state of New Hampshire.

How much does it cost to register?

$25 to register your New Hampshire nonprofit as a charity.

Where do I send my application?

Office of the New Hampshire Attorney General
Charitable Trust Unit
33 Capitol Street
Concord, NH

Will I need to submit an annual report?

Yes. There is an official annual report form through the Charitable Trusts Unit. The annual filing fee for this is $75. There are also detailed instructions provided in this form.

Where do I send my annual report?

To the same address where you send your application.

What happens after I submit my application?

Once your non profit is registered, you will receive a Certificate of Registration. This will be signed by the Assistant Director of Charitable Trusts. You will also receive a cover letter telling you when your first annual financial report will be due. You will be mailed a reminder every year.

Additional Resources:

New Hampshire Nonprofit Tax Exemptions
Nonprofit Legal Forms Free Downloads



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