Notice to Organizations Registered With the Charities Bureau

Due to clerical error, a small number of charitable organizations’ Schedule B to IRS Form 990 or IRS Form 990PF were inadvertently posted publicly on the Office of the Attorney General’s registry of charities for a limited period of time. The affected organizations are being contacted directly by the Charities Bureau. If you are not contacted, your organization has not been identified as being affected by this error. The Charities Bureau takes its obligations to protect the confidential information of the charities it regulates very seriously and has taken additional prudent steps to safeguard this information. If you have any concerns or questions, please contact the Charities Bureau by email to


The Attorney General’s Office has completed an IT upgrade that may cause users logging into the Charities Bureau’s online registration and annual filing forms to receive an error message. To address the problem, please clear your cache (click Ctrl+Shift+Delete) on your keyboard. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the Charities Bureau at or by phone at 212-416-8401.


Registration, filing requirements, annual filing forms, instructions and guidance for charities.

Trusts & Estates

Registration, filing requirements and forms for charitable lead trusts, remainder trusts and estates.

Fundraising Professionals

Registration, filing requirements and forms for fundraisers working with charities operating in New York State.

Register your charity online.
Annual Filing
E-file your CHAR500 online with the Charities Bureau
Pennies for Charity
The Attorney General's Report and Database on Fundraisers in New York.
Nonprofit Revitalization Act
Key details of the Nonprofit
Revitalization Act's new annual filing
Statutes & Regulations
State and Federal Laws and Regulations
Tips for Charitable Giving
The Attorney General's Tips on
Charitable Giving
Helpful Websites
Links to Other Charity Websites
Frequently Asked Questions
NYPMIFA Guidance
Guidance on New Legislation on Endowments
File a Complaint
Call, Email, Make a FOIL Request or
File a Complaint
Guides & Publications
Forms, Guides and Informational Material
Charities Bureau Webinars
Links to Webinars for the NonProfit Sector