New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

Welcome to the Charitable Trusts Unit

In 1943, New Hampshire became the first state to create an office dedicated to the oversight of charitable trusts and organizations. Today the mission of the Charitable Trusts Unit (CTU) is to protect the public's interest in the organizations and assets committed to charitable purposes in New Hampshire. We do this through effective registration, education and enforcement.

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CTU Forms and Reports…

Contact the CTU
(603) 271-3591

Keep up with What's Happening in the Charitable Sector…

General Materials about Charities

What's New?

It's Here! Electronic Filing for Registrations and Annual Reports.

Charities may now electronically file their application for registration, annual report, and annual report extension requests. Links to the forms appearing on our All Forms page: Form NHCT 11 (application for registration), NHCT 12 (annual report) and NHCT 14 (annual report extension request). We have also changed the corresponding paper forms to align with the electronic forms. They too appear on the All Forms page. We hope you will use the electronic forms. Starting in 2021, if you plan to file your annual report in paper, please use the new NHCT-12 paper form, not the old discontinued paper form NHCT-2A.

Mandatory 990 E-Filing Now in Effect.

Charities are required to e-file with the IRS their Forms 990, 990-EZ, or 990-PF, or 990-T. The Aspen Institute offers this resource for charities Portable Document Format Symbol.

Pending Health Care Transactions

New Hampshire Resources...

link to Secretary of State, Corporation Division
Secretary of State - Corporations

link to Department of Revenue Administration, Municipal Bureau
DRA Municipal Services

link to Internal Revenue Service, Exempt Organizations
IRS Exempt Organizations

Portable Document Format Symbol Portable Document Format (.pdf). Visit for a list of free .pdf readers for a variety of operating systems.

Charitable Trusts Unit
New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3591