2013 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 21a - Consumer Protection
Chapter 419d - Solicitation of Charitable Funds Act
Section 21a-190c - Annual financial reports. Fiscal records.

CT Gen Stat § 21a-190c (2013) What's This?

(a) Every charitable organization required to register pursuant to section 21a-190b shall annually file with the department, as part of such organization’s application for registration, a financial report for its most recently completed fiscal year, which report shall include a financial statement and such other information as the commissioner may require and shall be certified by two authorized officers of the organization, one of whom shall be the chief fiscal officer of the organization. The information contained in such report shall be available to the public. Such officers shall certify that such report is true and correct to the best of their knowledge. The commissioner shall prescribe the form of the report and may prescribe standards for its completion. The commissioner may accept, under such conditions as said commissioner may prescribe, a copy or duplicate original of financial statements, reports or returns filed by the charitable organization with the Internal Revenue Service or another state having requirements similar to the provisions of sections 21a-190a to 21a-190l, inclusive.

(b) A charitable organization with gross revenue in excess of five hundred thousand dollars in the year covered by the report shall include with its financial statement an audit report of a certified public accountant. For purposes of this section, gross revenue shall not include grants or fees from government agencies or the revenue derived from funds held in trust for the benefit of the organization. The commissioner may, upon written request and for good cause shown, waive the audit report requirement under this subsection.

(c) Every charitable organization required to file an annual report and every charitable organization subject to the provisions of subdivision (6) of section 21a-190d shall keep true fiscal records which shall be available to the department for inspection upon request. Such organization shall retain such records for no less than three years after the end of the fiscal year to which they relate.

(P.A. 86-369, S. 3; P.A. 00-217, S. 1; P.A. 01-195, S. 90, 181; P.A. 05-101, S. 2; P.A. 09-102, S. 3; P.A. 10-9, S. 14.)

History: P.A. 00-217 amended Subsec. (b) by replacing $100,000 with $200,000 and excluding from gross revenue “the revenue derived from funds held in trust for the benefit of the organization”; P.A. 01-195 made a technical change in Subsec. (a) for the purposes of gender neutrality, effective July 11, 2001; P.A. 05-101 amended Subsec. (a) to require the filing of a financial report as part of an organization’s application for registration and that information in such financial report be available to the public and to delete provision specifying time for filing and amount of filing fee, deleted former Subsecs. (c) and (d) re extension of time for filing and re late filing fee, respectively, and redesignated existing Subsec. (e) as new Subsec. (c), effective June 7, 2005; P.A. 09-102 amended Subsec. (b) by increasing audit report threshold from $200,000 to $500,000 and allowing commissioner to waive audit requirement for good cause shown, effective July 1, 2009; P.A. 10-9 amended Subsec. (a) to replace requirement re signed financial report with requirement re certified financial report, effective May 5, 2010.

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