Charitable Organizations

The Charitable Solicitations Act requires that charitable organizations which solicit contributions directly or indirectly from, or within, the State of Tennessee must register and annually renew with the Division.

Initial Registration. Organizations registering for the first time may File Online or complete and file by mail. A checklist of required documents can be found HERE.

Renewing Registration. Six months after the end of each accounting year a registered charitable organization is required to renew its registration by File Online or completing and file by mail. A checklist of required documents can be found HERE.

$30,000 and Under Exemption. Applies only to those charitable organizations which do not intend to solicit and receive and do not actually raise or receive gross contributions in excess of $30,000. The annual exemption registration may be Filed Online or completed and filed by mail. A checklist of required documents can be found HERE.

There are certain organizations exempt from the registration process (TCA § 48-101-502). To view a list of those organizations, click HERE.