Common Reasons Documents are Returned

Our goal is to process your documents as quickly and efficiently as possible. There may be reasons why documents are returned for clarification or missing information. Here is some information to help you avoid the delay and extra expense of returned documents.

Commercial Fundraisers

  • Missing or insufficient filing or late fee
  • Missing organization’s phone number
  • Incomplete line items on application
  • Information omitted regarding who is responsible for fundraising activities in Washington
  • Financial information omitted or incomplete
  • Application was not signed or dated
  • Proof of Commercial Fundraiser’s $25 000 Surety Bond was not included (Initial filings or re-registrations only)

Charitable Trusts

  • Missing or insufficient filing or late fee
  • IRS Letter of Determination is not included
  • Incomplete line items on application
  • Application was not signed or dated
  • Charitable Trust Renewal did not include a copy of the IRS Form 990, 990EZ, 990PF
  • IRS Form 990, 990EZ, 990PF did not include the Charitable Trust Registration/Renewal Form

Charitable Organizations

  • Missing or insufficient filing or late fee
  • Missing organization’s phone number
  • IRS Letter of Determination is not included
  • The Unified Business Identifier (UBI) has been omitted
  • The Federal Employer Identifier Number (FEIN) has been omitted
  • Financial information omitted or incomplete
  • Form was not signed or dated