The following types of organizations face increased filing fees in 2022:
Representatives from each of these types of organizations should continue reading to learn about the increased fees and new forms.
California’s across-the-board increase in filing fees, unfortunately, means additional cost to charities, commercial fundraisers, fundraising counsel, and commercial coventures that register and report annually. Most impacted are nonprofit organizations with annual total revenue exceeding $5 million, which now pay anywhere between $400 and $1,200 to the state of California. Only Massachusetts and New York now assess a higher annual registration fee on soliciting charities.
Additionally, in light of the passage of Assembly Bill 488, most nonprofit organizations that solicit on charitable fundraising platforms will be required to register and remain in good standing with the state of California. As a result, these organizations can expect to pay the increased $50 registration fee in addition to the increased annual registration renewal fee.
|Type of Filing||Old Fee (through December 31, 2021)||New Fee (after January 1, 2022)|
|Initial Charity Registration ||$25 for first-time registration||$50 for first-time registration
|Renewal Charity Registration ||$0-$300 annually (varies by the organization’s total revenue)||$25-$1,200 annually (varies by the organization’s total revenue)
|Commercial Coventure Annual Registration||$350 annually||$500 annually
|Fundraising Counsel Annual Registration||$350 annually||$500 annually
|Commercial Fundraiser Annual Registration||$350 annually||$500 annually|
|Raffle Registration||$20 per raffle||$30 per raffle|
You can learn more information about charitable registration requirements in California on our California fundraising registration page. You can also search for the requirements of other states in our state-by-state guide.
State fundraising registration requirements can be complex and change frequently. With over 32 years of experience working with nonprofits and their partner fundraisers, CPAs, and legal counsel, Labyrinth would be happy to help you with any of your registration needs. Simply fill out the form below or give us a call at 888-532-0723 to connect with a registration specialist.
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