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California Attorney General’s Office Issues New Forms For Fundraising, Charities, And Raffles
The California Attorney General’s Office is one of the California governmental offices that regulates charities and the professional fundraisers who solicit donations on the behalf of charities. During 2020, the Attorney General’s Office updated many of the forms that these nonprofit organizations are required to file. Beginning January 1, 2021, the Attorney General’s Office will only accept the new versions of these forms; using old versions may cause delays in the processing of registrations, renewals, and permits. The new forms include, but are not limited to, the following:
- CT-1 Initial Registration Form – Charitable organizations must now provide additional information, including dbas and prior enforcement actions
- CT-TR-1 Annual Treasurer’s Report – Charitable organizations whose total revenue for the fiscal year is under $50,000 must file this form along with Form RRF-1 when they renew their registration with the Registry of Charitable Trusts.
- RRF-1 Annual Registration Renewal Fee Report – Charitable organizations must now provide additional information, including non-cash donations.
The Attorney General’s Office also made changes to the Professional Fundraiser (PF) forms and the Nonprofit Raffle Program (NRP) forms. The new forms, instructions, video resources, and educational webinars are available on the Attorney General’s Charities website here.