Frequently asked questions

Does the Office of the Attorney General accept electronic filing of registration documents for charitable solicitations?
No not at this time.

Am I considered a Professional Solicitor?
"Professional solicitor" means a person who for compensation or other financial consideration solicits contributions in this state, directly or indirectly, for or on behalf of a charitable organization. Bona fide employees and volunteers are not ordinarily a professional solicitor.

How do I register as a Professional Solicitor?
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Am I considered a Fundraising Consultant?
"Fundraising consultant" means any person who, for compensation, plans, manages, advises, consults, or develops material for or with respect to the solicitation for any charitable organization. If fee is related to amount of funds raised, then the fundraiser is a solicitor.

How do I register as a Fundraising Consultant?
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As a non-profit, am I required to register with the Attorney General's office?
"Prior to any solicitation, every charitable organization required by the Internal Revenue Service to file a federal Form 990 and soliciting contributions in the Commonwealth, or for which contributions are solicited shall file with the Attorney General a copy of its most recent federal Form 990 unless exempted by KRS 367.660"

What are Kentucky's exemptions?
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How do I register as a non-profit?
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Do I need to file a copy of the federal Form 8868 extension with the Office of the Attorney General?
Yes

Do I need to file a copy of the federal Form 990-N with the Office of the Attorney General?
Yes