The Office of the Ohio Attorney General recently announced that they will be switching to an online-only payment system as of September 17, 2020. The office will no longer be accepting paper checks as payment for charitable registration fees or late filing fees.
Electronic payment of fees can be submitted via e-check or by credit card.
Clark Schaefer Hackett suggests creating an account at https://charitableregistration.ohioattorneygeneral.gov, if you have not already done so.
We suggest waiting to file your annual report, however, until your Form 990 is ready to file. Submitting your annual report with the Office of the Ohio Attorney General prematurely will result in that filing needing to be amended.
Note: The filing due dates have not changed. The annual filings are due on the 15th day of the fifth month following the close of a fiscal year. For example, if a group’s fiscal year ends December 31, the filing is due on May 15.
The Office still abides by extensions granted by the IRS. If an organization has requested and received an IRS extension, the Ohio filing will be due on the same date as the extended IRS deadline.
Please consult your CSH advisor if you have any questions.