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State-By-State Annual Compliance - Wisconsin

Annual Filings for Wisconsin Nonprofit Organizations

To view initial filing requirements for Wisconsin nonprofit organizations, refer to our initial filings page:www.hurwitassociates.com/l_s_initial_wi.php.

  1. Internal Revenue Service

    Form: Annual Return Form 990
    Due Date: 4 ½ months after end of fiscal year

    Internal Revenue Service
    Ogden, UT 84201-0027
    Information: (800) 829-1040
    Forms: (800) 829-3676
    Web Site: www.irs.gov/charities
    Filing Fee: $0
    Public Charities: Please note that, along with the new Form 990, the IRS has instituted a "phase-in" period to allow organizations time to adjust to the new form. For a detailed "phase-in" chart, please refer to the IRS website to determine which form to file (Form 990, Form 990-EZ or Form 990-N).

    Private Foundations: Submit Form 990PF, regardless of revenues.
  2. Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

    a. Form: Charitable Organization Registration Renewal (Online)
    Due Date: July 31st (renewal notices should be sent to the organization by the Department of Financial Institutions on or around June 1)

    Department of Financial Institutions
    PO Box 7876
    Madison, WI 53707-7876
    Phone: (608) 267-1711
    Fax: (608) 267-6889
    Web Site: www.wdfi.org/CharitableOrganizations/default.htm
    Filing Fee: $54
    Notes: This filing must be completed online.

    Filings completed after August 1 and before October 1 are subject to a $25 late fee.

    Organizations that fail to file by September 30th will lose their charitable solicitation credential and will need to apply as a new applicant.

    b. Form: Annual Financial Report (One of: Form 1943, Form 308, or Form 1952)
    Due Date: Within 9 months of organization's fiscal year end

    Department of Financial Institutions
    PO Box 7876
    Madison, WI 53707-7876
    Phone: (608) 267-1711
    Fax: (608) 267-6889
    Web Site: www.wdfi.org/CharitableOrganizations/default.htm
    Filing Fee: None
    Form 1943 (Affidavit in Lieu of Annual Financial Report) Submit Form 1943 if organization receives less than $5,000 in contributions annually or solicits only in the county in which the organization is located and receives less than $50,000 annually.

    Form 308 (Charitable Organization Annual Report)

    May be submitted without a copy of IRS Form 990.
    Form 1952 (Wisconsin Supplement to Financial Report) This is the most commonly used form. The IRS Form 990 is required to support this form.
    If contributions received > $400,000: Submit complete audit with financial report.
    If contributions received between $200,000-$399,999: Submit review audit with financial report.
    “Contributions received” refers to those either solicited or unsolicited.

    Refer to the Charitable Organization Annual Report FAQs for more details on the Annual Report filing.
  3. Wisconsin Secretary of State

    Form: Annual Report
    Due Date: During the calendar year quarter in which the anniversary date of incorporation occurs.

    Department of Financial Institutions
    PO Box 7846
    Madison, WI 53707-7846
    Information: (608) 261-7577
    Fax: (608) 267-6813
    Web Site: www.wdfi.org/corporations
    Filing Fee: $35

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