Charitable organizations and charitable trusts may request extensions of the date by which they must file their annual reporting materials. Minnesota law does not permit professional fundraisers to extend the deadline by which they must file reports and other materials. Charities may request a four month extension, and charitable trusts may request a six month extension. Charities and charitable trusts may request an extension electronically or by mail.
Request an Extension Electronically. Charities and charitable trusts may request an extension electronically as directed below. If the request is granted, an email will be sent to the email address that was provided notifying the organization of this fact. This email will also identify the new date by which the charity or charitable trust must file its annual report. You should receive this email within 24 hours of properly submitting your extension request. If you do not receive an e-mail, it may be because your request was not properly submitted, you provided an inaccurate email address, or the email response to your extension request was filtered into a spam email folder. If multiple extension requests were submitted for different organizations, email should be received for each request. Charities and charitable trusts should save all emails granting extension requests for their records.
Request an extension electronically by providing the following information:
Request an Extension by Mail. In the alternative, charities and charitable trusts may request by mail an extension of the date by which to file annual reporting materials. To do so, please send a letter indicating that the organization requests an extension and provide the following information: the name of the charity or charitable trust, the organization's federal EIN, and the name of the person requesting the extension. Send the letter to:
Minnesota Attorney General's Office
ATTN: Extension Request
445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1200
St. Paul, MN 55101
Please note that those who request extensions by mail will not receive any written acknowledgment that the request was received or granted. If a charity or charitable trust submits an extension request by mail and would like to know if the request was granted, it should look up the due date for the organization's annual report online using the Search for Charities tool. If an extension request submitted by mail has been granted, the organization's profile will indicate the request was "Granted" in the "Extension" field.
Charities and charitable trusts may contact the Minnesota Attorney General's Office at (651) 757-1496 or (800) 657-3787 with any questions about requesting an extension of the deadline to file their annual report.
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445 Minnesota Street, Suite 1400, St. Paul, MN 55101
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