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About the required attachment "Copy of current license from the Michigan State Attorney General or statement regarding exemption from filing."
If an organization solicits or receives contributions in Michigan that exceed $8,000, or if it compensates anyone for fund raising services, it must register with the Attorney General's office and obtain a charitable solicitation license from the Attorney General. See an example of a Charitable Solicitation License
. Please note: if you are not required to file for a license, we need a statement that explains why you are exempt. We are NOT looking for your sales tax exemption statement
To Register with the Michigan Attorney General
- Organizations must first submit the Initial Charitable Solicitation Questionnaire with Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter, and the most recent Form 990 (or other form of financial accounting if the organization has not filed a Form 990) to the Dept. of Attorney General.
- If the Attorney General determines that a charitable solicitation license is required based upon the initial questionnaire, then the organization will need to submit an Application for License to Solicit Donations along with IRS Form 990 (even if organization is not required to file one with the IRS), a complete list of the board of directors with names and addresses, and potentially a review audit or full audit as detailed in the application to the Dept. of Attorney General.
|Department of Attorney General
||Phone: (517) 373-1152
|Charitable Trust Section
||Web Site: www.michigan.gov/ag
|PO Box 30214
Filing Fee: $0
|Lansing, MI 48909