The Charities Bureau has an online portal for submitting charities’ annual financial filings. This interactive version of the CHAR500 offers a streamlined process that allows uploading of all required documents, e-payment and e-signature. Filings submitted via the online portal will be processed and posted promptly to the bureau’s online registry. If you have any questions, please email

Submit your annual filing online now.

Guidance for Charitable Nonprofit Organizations Facing the Challenges of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Tips on Charitable Giving during COVID-19


Registration, filing requirements, annual filing forms, instructions and guidance for charities.

Trusts & Estates

Registration, filing requirements and forms for charitable lead trusts, remainder trusts and estates.

Fundraising Professionals

Registration, filing requirements and forms for fundraisers working with charities operating in New York State.

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Annual Filing
E-file your CHAR500 online with the Charities Bureau
Pennies for Charity
The Attorney General's Report and Database on Fundraisers in New York.
Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Key details of the Nonprofit
Revitalization Act's new annual filing
Statutes & Regulations
State and Federal Laws and Regulations
Tips for Charitable Giving
The Attorney General's Tips on
Charitable Giving
Helpful Websites
Links to Other Charity Websites
Frequently Asked Questions
NYPMIFA Guidance
Guidance on New Legislation on Endowments
File a Complaint
Call, Email, Make a FOIL Request or
File a Complaint
Guides & Publications
Forms, Guides and Informational Material
Charities Bureau Webinars
Links to Webinars for the NonProfit Sector