Update: Additional Six-Month Annual Filing Extension

The Attorney General’s Charities Bureau currently grants an automatic six-month extension to charities required to file an annual financial report with the Charities Bureau. For example, the annual financial report of organizations whose year-end is December 31, 2019 is due to be filed by May 15, 2020, but, with the automatic extension, the report is not due until November 15, 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any organization whose filing deadline, including the automatic six-month extension, was originally after February 15, 2020, will be given an additional six-month extension to file its annual financial report.

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.

Register your charity online.
Service update: E-File Your CHAR500 and attachments directly to the Charities Bureau or file to the IRS at the same time.
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