A report by an independent auditor, attesting to the fairness of presentation of the
financial statements and related disclosures.
Definition - Reviewed Financial Statements
A more limited report that verifies that there are no material modifications that need to be
made to an entity’s financial statements for them to be in conformity with the application
Twenty-four jurisdictions require audited financial statements to be included with charitable
registration applications. However, only organizations that exceed the jurisdiction’s revenue or
contributions threshold need to provide the audit. Still, other jurisdictions provide more
flexible requirements, for instance:
Alaska requires audits only upon request
North Carolina and Virginia both allow the IRS Form 990 to take the place of the audit
Illinois and Maryland have set audit thresholds, but they can be changed if the applicant
meets certain criteria. Illinois lowers the audit threshold for organizations using
Maryland also lowers the audit threshold for private foundations associated with any
Maryland jurisdiction agency.
Along with the audit requirements, nine jurisdictions may also request reviewed financial
statements, usually at a lower threshold than the audit. Reviewed financial statements are
easier and less costly than audits to obtain, but they are no less important in terms of
getting a registration approved.
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