Required Online Filings with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau as of September 19, 2022

As of September 19, 2022, all annual filings with the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau must be submitted online. As explained by the Attorney General’s office, online filings will benefit nonprofits in a number of ways including online payment and signature capabilities, faster review by the Attorney General’s office and quicker posting of filings on the Attorney General’s website.

Nonprofits that are unsure of the process may access the Charities’ Bureau’s online tour of the process here. For those that prefer a written guide, please consult the Attorney General’s publication Online Charities Registration User Guide.  Additionally, the Charities Bureau has published an online, inter-active checklist that may be accessed here. Other helpful information can be found here.

What Should Nonprofits Do Now?

Nonprofits should review the above-referenced resources to make sure that they understand the online registration process and are prepared to move forward electronically.


If you have questions about the online filing process, the Attorney General’s office encourages you to reach out to it through its customer service team at

You may also contact the White Plains office of Pro Bono Partnership at 914-328-0674.

This document is provided as a general informational service to volunteers, clients, and friends of Pro Bono Partnership. It should not be construed as, and does not constitute, legal advice on any specific matter, nor does distribution of this document create an attorney-client relationship.