The Ohio charities and non-profits registration process has changed with the launch of the Online Charitable Registration System. The new system, which launched December 1, 2011, aims to eliminate the paper-based process of filing with the Ohio Attorney General. Moreover, the Online Charitable Registration System will increase transparency and accountability throughout the sector.  You probably have received correspondence from the Ohio Attorney General’s office regarding registration of your charitable organization online.

This is a mandatory online registration.  All exempt organizations that were previously required to file will now have to annually file online and submit payments electronically.  Any organizations with year-ends ending after November 30, 2011, must register and file electronically.  Organizations that have not filed their forms but have year-ends prior to November 30, 2011, are encouraged to register and file using the new system.

Barnes Dennig has always prepared the Ohio filing for its clients during the Form 990 preparation process, and we will continue to do this on an annual basis. However, you must complete the initial registration for your organization.

Click here to register through the Ohio Attorney General’s office. For more information on the registration process and the new system, you can click here to download a user’s guide from the Ohio Attorney General.

For more information on this or any non-profit tax matters, contact your Barnes Dennig representative at (513) 241-8313.

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