Register or Renew as a Charity

File your application online. A Charity seeking an Exemption because it does not actually raise or receive gross contributions from the public in excess of $50,000 during a fiscal year pursuant to T.C.A. § 48-101-502 (a)(2) will file using the same form as non-exempt charities. The system will determine if you qualify for an exemption based on your answers to the questions and will not charge a filing fee if you do qualify.

  • If the charity is not registered with our office, click Register a Charity
  • If the charity is already registered, click Renew an Existing Charity




Attach the IRS form 990, 990EZ, or 990N for the most recently completed accounting year, if the organization is required to file a 990
A copy of governing documents (Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, etc. are required on first filing
A copy of any amendments to the governing document since the last filing are required.
A copy of the IRS determination letter granting tax-exempt status or application for tax-exempt status are required, if applicable and/or not previously filed.
Completed a Quarterly Financial Report or Summary of Financial Activities Form (if applicable)
  • A newly registered organization in its first year of operation must complete a quarterly financial report at the end of each quarter of its current fiscal year. The report is due within thirty (30) days of the end of each quarter.