2012-07-26 / News

Deadline approaching for nonprofits to file

Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis is reminding thousands of nonprofit corporations that they can beat the state’s Monday, July 30, deadline for submitting annual reports by filing online at SOS. ri.gov.

More than 7,900 nonprofits ranging from community groups to youth sports organizations are subject to the requirement. Under state law, nonprofits that miss the deadline face fines and the revocation of their certificates.

“We have made complying with the law as easy as possible and are doing all that we can to make them aware of the deadline,” said Mollis, who hopes the reminder will help nonprofits avoid incurring unnecessary expenses in these diffi cult economic times.

Mollis added the online filing option a few years ago. Every organization has its own unique customer identification number and personal-identification number in order to ensure security.

“Enhancing our technology makes it easier to do business with us,” said Mollis. “Our virtual offi ce is open 24/7, so nonprofits can file when it is convenient for them. The online option also lowers our costs and gives the public access to the reports faster.”

The annual reports include contact information for every organization as well as the names of offi cials.

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