Tax and Charities Division
- Charity Resources and Regulation
The Attorney General’s Tax & Charities Division administers and enforces Hawaii’s charitable solicitation law and provides oversight of Hawaii’s public charities, charitable trusts, and private foundations.
To register a charity with the Attorney General under section 467B-2.1, Hawaii Revised Statutes, visit the link under the registration section below, or click here.
Hawaii Charity Registration System
For charitable organizations that solicit contributions in Hawaii.
- Guide for Hawaii Charity Registration (updated Sept 2014)
A step by step guide on how to start and complete the registration statement for a charitable organization, including guidance on obtaining a logon and password to registration system.
- Guide for Hawaii Annual Transmittal/Annual Financial Reports for Charities that file an IRS Form 990/990EZ (updated Oct 2014)
A step by step guide on how registered charities submit their annual financial report (IRS Form 990/990EZ) and audited statements if required, and pay annual fees.
- Hawaii Special Charity Annual Financial Report Guide (Oct 2014)
A step by step guide on how registered charities that do not file an IRS Form 990/990EZ or that are not required to file an annual report with the IRS complete a special annual transmittal form to submit their annual financial report and audited financial statements if required, and pay annual fees.
Hawaii’s Charity Registry
Search Hawaii’s Charity Registry for charitable organizations who are registered to solicit contributions in Hawaii. Search the registry by name of organization, keyword and other search means and view the charity’s registration form. The registry will also provide access for the Form 990/990EZ of each registered charity.
Also on this site you can pay the annual registration fees that are due and conduct searches for charitable organizations registered in the State of Hawaii.
IRS Automatic Revocation Program
The federal tax exemption of each organization listed below was automatically revoked for its failure to file a Form 990, 990-EZ, 990-PF, or 990-N return with the Internal Revenue Service for three consecutive years.
Information about the IRS Automatic Revocation program may be found at : http://www.irs.gov/Charities-&-Non-Profits/Automatic-Revocation-of-Exemption