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Detailed Information for : Charitable Organization Registration
A business entity that is described in section 501(c)(3) or the internal revenue code and that is exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the internal revenue code, or a person who purports to be established for a charitable purpose. Charitable purpose means a purpose described in section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code or a benevolent, educational, philanthropic, humane, scientific, patriotic, social welfare or advocacy, public health, environmental conservation, civic or other eleemosynary objective.  
License Type:
ANNUAL renewal due date is July 31 of each year.  
Valid Wisconsin credential or license (see initial application information).  
Application Form(s):
Renewal notice is mailed 6 weeks before the renewal due date. For example, you receive a renewal notice on June 15 (of even-numbered years) to be renewed by deadline date of July 31 (of even-numbered years). Special renewal requirements are listed on the back of the renewal form.  
Wisconsin Statutes:
Charitable Organization Registration

Statutory requirements for registration (Chapter 440).

Administrative Rules/Codes:
Charitable Organization Registration

Administrative code requirements for registration.
Charitable Solicitations

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For additional assistance with business-related license, permit and registration information, visit the Wisconsin Small Business Development Center at or phone them at 608-263-7680.