Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit


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Contact Information

Mailing address:
1031 W. 4th Avenue, Suite 200
Anchorage, AK 99501

Phone: 907-269-5200 or 888-576-2529

Web: Home Name search Forms
Email: LawCharities@alaska.gov

Licenses

We track the following licenses with the Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit in order to provide compliance services to our clients. As a client, you see this and other reference data in License Manager in-line with your licenses.

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Alaska Charitable Organization Annual Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit
Law:

Alaska Statutes § 45.68.010 et seq. and 9 Alaska Administrative Code § 12.010

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No
Fact Checked:4/10/20

Automatic Exemption

Exemption Eligible Organizations:
  • Churches or religious organizations that are not required to file federal annual information returns with the IRS
  • Candidates for national, state, or local office, and political parties, committees or groups that are required to file financial information with the Alaska Public Offices Commission
  • An organization that has a current gaming permit issued by the Alaska Department of Revenue pursuant to AS 05.15.100
  • Charities with no paid employees or board members that do not raise or intend to raise more than $5,000 in contributions annually or that receive contributions from 10 or fewer persons
Notes:

Exempt organizations may elect to submit a Notice of Exemption to notify the Department of Law.

Fact Checked:6/14/21

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Turnaround:

4-5 weeks

Notes:
  • One authorized signature required. Signatures need not be notarized.
  • Some Alaska counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.
Before you Apply:

All Applicants:

  • Check the available exemptions to see if your charity is eligible for exemption from the full registration requirement.
How to Apply:

Domestic Applicants:

  1. File entity formation documents with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
  2. Register as a charity with the Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit. Pay the registration fee online to start. You will then receive an email containing a link to a page where you can complete the registration.

Foreign Applicants:

  1. Determine whether or not your charity will need to foreign qualify based on your activity in Alaska. If not required, skip to number 3.
  2. File foreign qualification documents with the Division of Corporations, Business and Professional Licensing.
  3. Register as a charity with the Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit. Pay the registration fee online to start. You will then receive an email containing a link to a page where you can complete the registration.
Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
Fact Checked:4/14/20

Registration Renewal

Form:

Alaska Charitable Organization Annual Registration Form

Filing Method:

Mail, fax, or online.

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Renewals are due annually by September 1.

Due Date Extension:

Alaska does not grant extensions for charitable organization registration.

Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required, including annual financial report.
Required Attachments:

  • List of officers and directors
Fact Checked:2/4/20

Change of Fiscal Year

Not required



There is no need to notify the state of a change to an organization's fiscal year.

Cancellation

Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:

To close out your registration, email lawcharities@alaska.gov with the effective date of the cancellation and the reason for cancelling.

Fact Checked:7/14/20

Alaska Paid Solicitor Registration

Agency:Alaska Department of Law - Consumer Protection Unit
Bond Requirements:

$10,000

Fact Checked:8/7/19

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Notes:

A copy of a written contract for each charitable organization the paid solicitor contracts with to solicit contributions must be submitted when registering.

Fact Checked:12/15/16

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

September 1 of each year.

Fact Checked:12/15/16

Contract Filing

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

A copy of all contracts between a paid solicitor and a charity must be filed with the Consumer Protection Unit on or before the date solicitation activities commence.

Law:

AS § 45.68.020

Notes:

There is no form, simply file a copy of the contract with the department.

Fact Checked:10/30/20

Financial Reporting

Form:

Paid Solicitor Solicitation Campaign Financial Report

Agency Fee:

$0

Due:

Within 90 days after a campaign has ended and on the anniversary of commencement for campaigns lasting more than a year.

Notarize:Required
Fact Checked:8/5/19

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