Required Charitable Organization Annual Report

Every charitable organization registered in this state, shall file an Annual Report along with a $10 fee with the secretary of state on or before September 1 of each year.

The secretary of state may extend the filing date for the annual report of any charitable organization, if a written application for extension is received before the filing deadline. A charitable organization with a fiscal year ending within three months prior to the filing deadline may make a written request for an extension to apply to reports for subsequent years until the fiscal year is changed.

Information submitted must be given as of the close of the business on December 31 next preceding the due date provided for the filing of the report, or, in the alternative, the date of the end of the fiscal year next preceding the report may be used. The Annual Report must be filed on forms provided by the secretary of state.  The Charitable Organization Annual Report online form is available through FirstStop, the Secretary of State’s new software for business and licensing functions of the North Dakota Secretary of State's office.

The secretary of state may make a detailed examination of the accounts of any charitable organization conducting a solicitation for funds within this state. Upon request the attorney general shall assist the secretary of state in carrying out this chapter and, for this purpose, has all powers granted by this chapter to the secretary of state. Every charitable organization subject to this chapter shall keep a full and true record in the form that will enable the charitable organization to accurately provide the information required by this chapter.

Failure to file the annual report and fee as required will mean the organization's registration will no longer be in effect and the organization may not solicit in North Dakota.