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MA Charities Now Required to E-file Form PC

August 31, 2023

Effective September 1, 2023 Massachusetts requires all public charitable registrations and Form PC to be filed electronically. Here’s what you should know.

Attention Massachusetts nonprofits…The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Nonprofit Organization/Public Charities Division will now require nonprofit charitable organizations conducting business in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to register for a Charity Portal account and file all charitable registrations and annual Form PC electronically. Let’s dive into the details.

What is Form PC?

Every public charity organized or operating in Massachusetts (MA),or soliciting funds in MA is required to file Form PC with the Nonprofit Organizations/Public Charities Division.

Organizations that hold property for religious reasons or certain federally chartered organizations are not required to file.

What’s changing?

Starting September 1, 2023, MA will only accept electronic form PC filings. Paper submissions will no longer be accepted.

In addition, Massachusetts has increased the gross support and revenue threshold for submitting IRS Form 990 with Form PC from $5,000 to $25,000.

Important notes about filing:

  • Keep in mind that you must be registered with the Public Charities Division to process your form PC- If you have not registered yet, you can do so here:
  • Form PC is due 4 ½ months after the close of a charity’s fiscal year.
  • If your organization is registered and in compliance with annual reporting requirements set by the PC division, you will be granted an automatic 6-month extension (no request required).
  • Access the charity portal here:
  • You must include all of the following items for your filing to be considered complete:
    • Form PC
    • Federal Form 9990 and/or probate account (if applicable)
    • Filing fee
    • Financial statements (if applicable)

Questions? Need help filing? We can help.

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