The Attorney General's Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division

The Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division is responsible for overseeing more than 25,000 public charities in Massachusetts. It ensures appropriate application of charitable assets, investigates allegations and initiates enforcement actions in cases of breach of fiduciary duty, and supports transparency through publication of filed reports and forms. The Division also oversees paid fundraisers, including enforcement of registration and filing requirements and prosecution of solicitation fraud.

The Division announces two major changes to filing requirements. First, effective immediately, the threshold for submitting an IRS Form 990 to the Division is increased from $5,000 to $25,000. Second, beginning September 1, 2023, the Division will require all charitable registration and annual filings to be made through the Charity Portal; paper submissions will no longer be accepted after that date.

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Office of the Attorney General, Non-Profit Organizations/Public Charities Division
One Ashburton Place, Boston, MA 02108

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