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Filing and Reporting Requirements for Charitable Organizations

The Attorney General can also provide information and resources to assist in structuring organizations and implementing best practices

The following forms should be used when registering a charity or professional fund-raising organization with the Illinois Attorney General's Office or when filing annual reports as required by Illinois law. If you have problems downloading any of these forms, please call the Charitable Trust Bureau at (312) 814-2595 for further assistance.

NEW: As of January 1, 2024, there are new dollar amounts for the contribution thresholds that require an Audit or a Review of Financial Statement with the annual report.


Charitable Organization Registration Forms


$15.00 Registration Fee, Check made payable to the Illinois Charity Bureau Fund

  1. Instruction Sheet
    Instructions for registration as a charitable organization. Includes explanations of the forms needed, attachments required, and fees required for registration as a charitable organization.

  2. CO-1 Registration Statement
    Registration Statement for Charitable Organizations.

  3. CO-2 Financial Information Form
    Financial Information Form to be filed along with the CO-1 form when registering a charitable organization

  4. CO-3 Religious Exemption Form
    Application for exemption from filing annual reports for religious organizations. Should be filed along with the registration forms.

Charitable Organization Annual Financial Report Forms


  1. AG990-IL Charitable Organization Annual Report
    This is the annual report form to be filed by charitable organizations registered with the Illinois Attorney General's office.

  2. IFC Report of Individual Fund-Raising Campaign
    This is an attachment to the AG990-IL form for charitable organizations that use the services of a professional fund raiser.

  3. Form AG990-IL Filing Instructions
    These are the instructions for completing and filing the AG990-IL form and all required attachments and fees.

  4. Charity Annual Report Extensions
    These are the instructions for requesting and receiving an extension of time for filing the annual report.

Annual Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefits Plan Form and Instructions


  1. CBP-1 Community Benefits Plan Annual Report
    Community Benefits Plan Annual Report Form for Non-Profit Hospitals (only to be used for reporting periods ending 12/31/2021 or earlier)

  2. CBP-1 Ins Community Benefits Plan Annual Report Instructions
    Instructions for reporting Community Benefits (only to be used for reporting periods ending 12/31/2021 or earlier)

  3. Note: Below is an updated Form CBP-1 Community Benefits Plan Annual Report Form, along with an updated CBP-1 Ins page of Community Benefits Plan Annual Report Instructions. They have been revised to conform with an amendment to the Community Benefits Act, effective January 1, 2022.

  4. Updated Form CBP-1
    Updated Community Benefits Plan Annual Report Form for Non-Profit Hospitals (to be used for reporting periods ending after 1/1/2022)

  5. Updated Form CBP-1 Instructions
    Updated Instructions for reporting Community Benefits (to be used for reporting periods ending after 1/1/2022)

  6. Copies of Annual Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefits Plan Form submissions are available upon request. To obtain printed copies of Annual Non-Profit Hospital Community Benefits Plan report submissions, send a written request to:

    Office of the Illinois Attorney General
    Charitable Trust Bureau
    115 S. LaSalle St.
    Chicago, IL 60603

    Note: Non-Profit Hospitals prepare their own reports, and the Attorney General’s office cannot guarantee the accuracy, quality or validity of the information.