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The Pennsylvania Solicitation of Funds for Charitable Purposes Act requires charities to register before they solicit contributions in the state. Bona fide religious institutions and organizations of law enforcement personnel, firefighters, and other persons who protect the public safety are excluded from the state's requirements if they meet certain criteria. In addition, educational institutions, hospitals, veteran's organizations, volunteer firemen organizations, ambulance associations, rescue squad associations, public nonprofit library associations, Senior Citizens centers, nursing homes, and parent teacher associations are exempt if they meet certain criteria. Finally, organizations receiving annual contributions of $25,000 or less are exempt from the Pennsylvania registration requirements as long as they don't compensate anyone to conduct solicitations.
Costs for preparing these state filings are done on a case by case basis and not all states will allow you to solicit donations while your Nonprofit status has not been confirmed. Please contact us for a quote to file into states you are interested in filing into.