All charitable organizations operating in New York State are required by law to register and file annual financial reports with the Attorney General's Office. This includes any organization that conducts charitable activities, holds property that is used for charitable purposes, or solicits financial or other contributions.

The Attorney General’s Charities Bureau now offers online registration for charitable organizations. Please refer to the Online registration userguide and Online registration FAQ’s for help using the new online system.

View forms and instructions for registering a charitable lead trust or a charitable remainder trust.

Note: The IRS is currently experiencing an intermittent issue with EIN matching. They are aware of the issue and working on a resolution but do not have a resolution ETA at this time.

E-File: Complete your CHAR500 and file attachments online at .

Printable forms for manual filing:

Annual Filing