SOS Charities Initial Registration Form Details

last revised 12/02/22 at 4:15 pm

SOS Charities Initial Registration Form


Online registration/filing portal for charitable organizations that solicit charitable contributions in Maryland.

 

A charitable organization soliciting charitable contributions must complete this form to solicit charitable contributions in Maryland. This system will assist charitable organizations in filing correctly by being responsive to the answers of the charitable organization. As the charitable organization answers questions, it will take the organization on the appropriate path to complete its registration/filing to solicit charitable contributions in Maryland.


Legal Authority: Maryland Solicitations Act, Business Regulation §§ 6-401-6-417, Annotated Code of Maryland.


  • Approval Time

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    Completion Time

  • $0.00 - $300.00

    Application Fee

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Instructions

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  1. Complete the filing form for charitable organizations.
  2. Answer all questions.
  3. The form will use your answers to determine what additional information and documentation is required to complete the registration/filing.
  4. If an organization does not receive more than $25,000 in charitable contributions for the year being reported, it will complete the information required by the Exempt Organization Fund-Raising Notice form. If this organization has an IRS Tax Determination letter, it will be required to attach it as part of this filing. If the organization completes a 990 or 990-EZ, it will be required to attach it as part of this filing.
  5. If the organization receives more than $25,000 in charitable contributions for the year being reported, it will complete the information required by the COR-92 form. This organization will need to submit a financial report; current board of directors list; a copy of the organization’s Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, or other governing instrument; a copy of the organization’s IRS Tax Determination letter or IRS Form 1023; copies of contracts with professional solicitor(s) or fund-raising counsel(s), if applicable; an audit or financial review, if required; and a registration fee in the range of $50 to $300.

What Happens After Submission

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  1. The organization will review your submission. If the registration/filing form is complete and contains all required items and information, the Secretary of State will send a letter of compliance to the organization. If the organization receives more than $25,000 in charitable contributions, it will also receive a certificate of registration.

Agency/Contact

Who issues the Form?

Office of the Secretary of State sos.maryland.gov

Contact Information

Charitable Organizations Division

Email: dlcharity_sos@maryland.gov

Tel: (410) 974-5534 / Fax: (410) 974-5527

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