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Is Your Organization Ready for NJ DCA Online Filing Compliance?

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (NJ DCA) has changed the way forms and extensions are filed to an online process, an adjustment that will impact all tax-exempt organizations that file New Jersey registration statements. As of May 1, 2018, online filing of all New Jersey charity renewal registration forms and extension requests will be mandatory, and paper filed forms will no longer be accepted. 

In order to comply, all New Jersey charitable organizations must now register and create an account on the NJ DCA website. New Jersey charity registration forms (and extension forms) will be prepared directly on the website through the organization’s account, and all payments must be made with a credit card or debit card. In addition, the DCA will no longer accept a PDF copy of the form uploaded and sent to them. 

Filing information is available for review in the Charities Registration Section of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs website. Visit this page to learn more and to start the registration process. Organizations that prefer to have their accounting firm prepare the form online may designate the firm as a registered agent. In that case, consult with your professional services provider on what to do ahead of the next filing deadline.  

Richard Cohen is a Partner in the firm’s Not-for-Profit Services Group working extensively with independent private schools, social service and health and welfare organizations, private schools for the disabled and foundations.

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