New Pennsylvania Annual Report Filing Requirement Impacts Most Organizations
Beginning January 2024, business entities registered in Pennsylvania must file an annual report with the Pennsylvania Department of State Bureau of Corporations. The change went into effect on January 2, 2023, with the passage of 2022 Act 122.
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State Agencies Experience Ongoing Filing Delays
State agencies are continuing to experience significant delays in filing processing times.
Burdened by the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, including limited in-person staff, secretary of state offices have struggled to maintain pre-pandemic turnaround times.
Here is a list … Read more
California Temporarily Waives Filing Fees for Corporations, LLCs, Nonprofits, and Others
The California Secretary of State has announced a temporary waiver of filing fees for many new corporations, LLCs, nonprofits, and other organizations. The stated purpose of the waiver is “to encourage business growth in California.” The recent enactment of California’s … Read more
California Secretary of State Temporarily Suspends Filing Operations to Transition Online System
Update March 29, 2022: The California Secretary of State has updated its website to announce delays in the new bizfile Online portal will continue at least through April 7, 2022.
Beginning March 11, 2022, the California Secretary of State Business … Read more
Licensure vs. Certification: What’s the Difference?
Every industry has its own demands and requirements to operate a business without interruption. If you own or operate a business in architecture, engineering, or construction, you are likely aware of your licensing requirements. But, are you also aware … Read more
New York Repeals Duplicate Filing Requirement for Registered Nonprofits
On November 12, 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed S4817a/A1141a, which repeals the redundant filing requirement for New York nonprofit organizations introduced earlier this year.
Under the former law, nonprofits would have been required to file … Read more
6 Tips to Donate More to Charity Without Breaking Your Budget
Americans are a generous bunch. According to the National Philanthropic Trust, U.S. residents and companies gave $471.44 billion to charity in 2020, a significant increase over 2019.
Of course, Americans don’t give equally. Many of us lack the resources … Read more
California Gov. Newsom Signs Fundraising Platform Bill Into Law
On October 7, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 488, the long-awaited legislation regulating internet platforms. This law is the first of its kind to regulate online fundraising and gives the state of California critical … Read more
Harbor Compliance and Labyrinth, Inc. Are Now One
As of October 6, 2021, Harbor Compliance has acquired Labyrinth, Inc., further expanding our commitment to the nonprofit sector. Labyrinth has been a leading provider of state registrations for charitable organizations for over 32 years.
This move aligns the … Read more
IRS Now Requires Entities to File Updates to Responsible Party
Effective July 30, 2021, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) urges entities with Employer Identification Numbers (EINs) to update the federal records if there has been a change in the responsible party or contact information. Citing security measures, the IRS reminds … Read more