For Initial Charity Registrations:
Organizations that have never filed with the Attorney General's Office and do not currently have an Attorney General Account Number assigned can take the following steps:
(To check if your charity is already registered, please search here)
Please start by submitting the Registration eForm online and attaching required supporting documents such as Articles of Organization, Bylaws, and IRS determination letter.
After your Registration eForm has been reviewed, you will receive specific instructions via email on how to complete your registration through the new Charity Portal.
You will then be able to pay the registration fee and submit any required filings through the Charity Portal after you have been assigned an Attorney General Account Number.
For Annual Form PC Filings:
Organizations that have been assigned an Attorney General Account Number and wish to submit Annual Form PC Filings:
(To check if your charity is already registered, please search here.)
Charities may now meet their annual filing requirements through the AGO’s new Charity Portal.
Filers must first create a free Charity Portal account. Click here for instructions on how to create this account.
After creating a Charity Portal account, filers may complete the Form PC through the Charity Portal, available here. Electronic signatures and payment of required fees will also be accomplished through the Charity Portal.
Instructions and Videos
Because the Charity Portal format will be a new experience for filers, please review the instructions before submitting.
Also available are short training videos showing the user experience with the Portal:
- Submit a Charity Registration
- Creating an Account in the Online Portal
- Starting a Form PC
- Obtaining Signatures in the Online Portal
- Making a Payment in the Online Portal
You can find answers to frequently asked questions about the portal here.
If, after reviewing instructions and training materials, you need assistance from our staff, please contact CharitiesPortal@mass.gov
If you still wish to submit your initial registration or annual Form PC via hard copy, please see instructions here:
Sign up for the November 2 Webinar!
This webinar provides a basic overview of registration and filing requirements for charities operating in Massachusetts and how to use the AG’s new Charity Portal to most effectively and efficiently meet those requirements.
The public webinar will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd at 10:30 a.m.
You can register for the webinar HERE.