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Jena Griswold

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Instructions for Annual Renewal

What is a renewal?

Renewing a registration means updating the registration information and filing a financial report for the next reporting period.  This is done once each year, and is due at the same time that the Form 990 is due to the IRS, which for most organizations is the 15th day of the fifth month after the organization’s fiscal year has concluded. Charitable organizations are granted an automatic 3-month extension of this deadline. Please note, however, that even though the e-file system will enter an automatic three-month extension, by law charities must renew and file a financial report with our office by the 15th day of the fifth month after the organization’s fiscal year, unless the IRS has authorized a later date for filing the Form 990.  Depending on the circumstances, we might request documentation of the IRS authorization. 

If you need more time than the automatic three-month extension, you may file a second extension for an additional three months.  Be sure to file the extension on or before the 17th day after the expiration date, or you won’t be eligible for the extra time, the organization’s registration will expire, and it will be subject to late fees when it reinstates its registration.

See the table below to calculate your due date and extended deadline.

Is there a fee to renew?

Yes. See the fee schedule for current fees.

How do I file a renewal?

  • Log in to your account with your user ID and password. Need help logging in?

  • Click on "File a document".

  • On the Available for Filing page, click on "Renew Registration." If the renewal is due within 30 days or overdue, you can also access it from your dashboard.

  • Review the information on the Renew page, then click on "Continue".

  • The next page will show you the steps for the renewal.

  • If needed, you can review the line-by-line instructions for the registration statement.

Financial Report Due Dates

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Organization's fiscal year end Date financial report due Auto-extended deadline
Organization's fiscal year end December 31 Date financial report due May 15 Auto-extended deadline August 15
Organization's fiscal year end January 31 Date financial report due June 15 Auto-extended deadline September 15
Organization's fiscal year end February 28 Date financial report due July 15 Auto-extended deadline October 15
Organization's fiscal year end March 31 Date financial report due August 15 Auto-extended deadline November 15
Organization's fiscal year end April 30 Date financial report due September 15 Auto-extended deadline December 15
Organization's fiscal year end May 31 Date financial report due October 15 Auto-extended deadline January 15
Organization's fiscal year end June 30 Date financial report due November 15 Auto-extended deadline February 15
Organization's fiscal year end July 31 Date financial report due December 15 Auto-extended deadline March 15
Organization's fiscal year end August 31 Date financial report due January 15 Auto-extended deadline April 15
Organization's fiscal year end September 30 Date financial report due February 15 Auto-extended deadline May 15
Organization's fiscal year end October 13 Date financial report due March 15 Auto-extended deadline June 15
Organization's fiscal year end November 30 Date financial report due April 15 Auto-extended deadline July 15