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Charitable Registration For Your Ohio Non Profit


Is it necessary for my OH non profit to register with the Ohio Attorney General?

Before accepting any solicitations in Ohio, the state requires that your non profit organization registers with the Ohio attorney general. You will need to register within the first six months after the creation of the non profit organization.

How do I register my Ohio non profit?

This is primarily done online at http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Business/Charity/Charitable-Registration/Charitable-Registration-Login

You will log in and create an account for your non profit. You will need to know your EIN and organization type. You will want to file for tax-exempt status with the IRS before registering because you will need the Letter of Determination issued by the IRS. You will also be asked to upload your creation documents during the process.

How do I contact the Ohio Attorney General’s office if I have questions directly for them?

You can contact them by phone at 800-282-0515. The address is:
Ohio Attorney General
Charitable Law Section
150 E. Gay Street, 23rd Floor
Columbus, OH

Are there any annual requirements?

Yes, you will need to file an Annual Report for your Ohio nonprofit corporation. This is also done online within the account you have created with the Ohio attorney general’s office website. Annual filings are due on the 15th day of the fifth month following the close of your non profit’s fiscal year.

Additional Resources:

OH Nonprofit Tax Exemptions
Nonprofit Corporation Free Legal Forms


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