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 AAC 12.010

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite:No
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required?No

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.

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

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$40

Due:

Annually by September 1. Renewals can be filed as early as July 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

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.

For the purposes of the registration requirement, a paid solicitor is a person who solicits contributions of money or other property for a charitable organization for compensation. The definition of paid solicitor does not include a bona fide salaried officer, employee, or volunteer of a charitable organization.

Alaska Paid Solicitor Registration

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

$10,000

Initial Registration

Filing Method:

Online
Note: Paid Solicitors must pay registration fees and file registration forms online, unless the Department of Law waives this requirement because the filer does not have reasonable access to the Internet, or to electronic equipment or software required to make the filing.

Agency Fee:

$200

Penalties:

Failure to register with the Alaska Department of Law prior to soliciting charitable contributions for compensation is a class A misdemeanor, and subjects the person to civil penalties under the Alaska Consumer Protection Act (AS 45.50.471 - AS 45.50.561) of up to $25,000 per violation.

Notes:

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

Required Attachments:
  • A copy of a written contract for each charitable organization the paid solicitor contracts with to solicit contributions. The contract must state the respective obligations of the paid solicitor and the charitable organization, including the amount to be paid to the paid solicitor.
  • A copy of all scripts used by the paid solicitor for fundraising in Alaska.
  • A ten thousand dollar surety bond (if renewing a registration, evidence of the continued bond must be submitted) on the Paid Solicitor Surety Bond form established by the department. The surety bond form sets forth the time period that a paid solicitor is required to maintain the bond and provides criteria for cancellation of the bond.
  • After a solicitation campaign is complete, a paid solicitor must submit a campaign financial report. The campaign financial report must be submitted on the Paid Solicitor Solicitation Campaign Financial Report form established by the department

Registration Renewal

Filing Method:

Online

Agency Fee:

$200

Due:

September 1 of each year.

Notes:

Registration opens July 1 every year for the next solicitation period.

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.

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

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