Arkansas Fundraising Licensing

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Below, you'll find licensing requirements for a range of fundraising activities. At a glance, you can see requirements, fees, filing instructions, and links to forms for everything from charitable gaming and cause marketing to professional fundraisers and charitable gift annuities.

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Company Licenses

Arkansas Nonprofit & Fundraising Company Licenses

Arkansas Annual Bingo and Raffle License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Prize Limits: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Registration Renewal

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Arkansas Charitable Gift Annuity Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Insurance - Division of Finance
Law:

AR Code § 23-63-201

Organization Age Requirement: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Audit Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

Charities must authorize the creation of the annuity fund by board resolution and must create a segregated reserve fund to qualify for issuance of charitable gift annuities.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Arkansas Charitable Organization Registration

Agency:Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS) (Charities)
Law:

Arkansas Code Ann. § 4-28-401 et seq.

Foreign Qualification is Prerequisite: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Registered Agent (Special Agency) Required? ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

One-Time Exemption Registration

Exemption Eligible Organizations: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notes:
  • Exemptions do not expire as long as the organization continues to qualify under the exemption criteria.
  • Educational institutions must submit a letter of accreditation with their exemption application.

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Instructions: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.
  • One signature of officer, director, or incorporator required.
  • Some Arkansas counties and municipalities may require charities that solicit in-person to register prior to fundraising.

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Filing Method: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:
  • Note the list of attachments required.

Change of Fiscal Year

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Turnaround: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notes:

File the short year form with the updated fiscal year information.

Arkansas Class I Temporary Raffle License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single raffle event, so there is no need to renew. Organizations can apply for as many temporary licenses as they need.

More information: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section

Arkansas Class II Temporary Raffle License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Notes:

Class II licenses are issued for raffles where the prize has been donated and has a value of $5,000 or less.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single raffle event, so there is no need to renew. Organizations can apply for as many temporary licenses as they need.

More information: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section

Arkansas Commercial Co-Venturer Registration

Not required



Arkansas does not currently have a traditional registration requirement for commercial co-venturers, but they may need to follow other regulations before and after fundraising events.

Registration Not Required

Not required



Arkansas Fundraising Counsel Registration

Agency:Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$100

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Arkansas Paid Solicitor Registration

Agency:Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)
Bond Requirements: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$200

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$200

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Financial Reporting

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$0

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Notarize: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

Arkansas Temporary Bingo License

Game Type: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Initial Registration

Agency:Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section
Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$25

Law:

AR Code Ann. § 23-114-101 et seq.

Renewal Not Required

Not required



Temporary licenses allow for a single bingo session, so there is no need to renew. Organizations can apply for as many temporary licenses as they need.

More information: Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration - Miscellaneous Tax Section

Individual Licenses

Arkansas Individual Nonprofit & Fundraising Licenses

Arkansas Professional Telemarketer Registration

Agency:Arkansas Secretary of State - Business and Commercial Services Division (BCS)

Initial Registration

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Registration Renewal

Form: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA
Agency Fee:

$10

Due: ACCESS PREMIUM DATA

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