Ohio requires charitable organizations and groups that ask Ohioans for contributions to file annual reports with the Attorney General's Office. These filings are public and contribute to accountability and transparency within the charitable sector.
Groups are required to use the online system to fulfill their duties under the Charitable Trust Act (RC 109.23) and the Charitable Solicitations Act (R.C. 1716.02). Multiple individuals from each organization are encouraged to create accounts in order to receive reminders on filing deadlines, confirmation of filings, and other important information.
Use of the online system is mandatory for all charitable organizations. The online system replaces all previous forms used for filings under R.C. 109 or R.C. 1716, which include the Verification of Filing with the Internal Revenue Service, Charitable Organization Registration Statement, AG Financial, Unified Registration Statement and any IRS tax forms such as the 990, 990-PF, etc.
The public can now search our database
for information on whether groups are in compliance with Ohio's registration laws and get basic information on registered organizations. For additional information on nonprofits, search www.GuideStar.org
for financial documents filed annually with the IRS.