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Tips On Charitable Giving

Laws On Charities
Charity Profiles
Tips On Tax Deductions For Charitable Contributions
Agencies That Regulate or Monitor Charities


Tips On Charitable Giving

Tips On Giving To Charities (Ohio)

More Tips for Charitable Giving (Ohio)

Using "Watchdog" Groups To Evaluate Charities (Consumer-SOS)

Selecting A Charity (Getting The Right Answers) (Consumer-SOS) 

Evaluating A Charity Yourself(Consumer-SOS)

Helpful Resources
(Consumer-SOS)

Giving To Foundations
(Consumer-SOS)

Giving Securities (Consumer-SOS)


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Ohio Charity Profiles

FAQs on Non-Profits., Charities, Complaints, Etc, (Ohio)

BBB National Complaint Database
Find the business by name, phone number or web address. To increase the chance of finding the company you are looking for just enter a part of the company's name.

GuideStar (All States)
Their database has more than 1,000,000 IRS-recognized nonprofit organizations, their financial information and what they do. You can find them by keyword or name, activity, city, state, zip code, nonprofit type, revenue range, employer identification number, or NTEE code.

Other Helpful Resources 


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Laws On Charities

Non Profit FAQS (Ohio)
How can I check if my non-profit organization is properly registered with the Ohio Attorney Generalís Office?
How do I contact the Charitable Law Section?
How do I know if my non-profit organization might be exempt from any of the filing or registration requirements?
What is the easiest way to take care of non-profit filing and registration responsibilities?
What kinds of charitable organizations have to file with the Ohio Attorney Generalís office?
When are the deadlines for annual non-profit filing?

Consumer Sales Practices Act (Ohio)
Makes it illegal for sellers to misrepresent the nature of their business, products or services,
the price of their goods or the terms of a transaction.

Consumer Sales Practices Act-Substantive Rules (Ohio)
OAC ß 109:4-3-01  see 109:4-3-11 - Direct Solicitations

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Tips On Tax Deductions For Charitable Contributions

Charitable Deductions (Google)
 

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Agencies That Monitor Or Regulate Charities

FAQs on Non-Profits., Charities, Complaints, Etc, (Ohio)

BBB National Complaint Database
Find the business by name, phone number or web address. To increase the chance of finding the company you are looking for just enter a part of the company's name.

Non Profit FAQS (Ohio)
How do I contact the Charitable Law Section?
What kinds of charitable organizations have to file with the Ohio Attorney Generalís office?
When are the deadlines for annual non-profit filing?

Where To File A Complaint (Ohio)
Choose issue in drop box and they'll direct you to the right agency. Pertains to issues relating to banking, charities, credit cards, incorporations, insurance, landlord tenant and utilities.

Consumer Complaints Against Businesses (Ohio)

Search Complaints Against Companies (Ohio Attorney General)

Search For Unfair, Deceptive or Unconscionable Acts Done by Ohio Businesses, Stores, Landlords, Etc (Attorney General)
Ignore all fields but their subject box, and choose a subject your issue relates to. Then click "SUBMIT" to Search records for similar violations done by that business or by any other business. And if the violation is something that has been previously addressed in an administrative rule or by any Ohio court, you may be able to recover three times the amount of actual damages or $200, whichever is greater. Topics include everything from Aeronautics to False Advertising to Food to Travel! Too Many Hits? Use your back button and narrow your results by also selecting a topic from the CATEGORY box.

Better Business Bureaus (Links Throughout The U.S.)

Find The AARP In Your State
The AARP offers legal advocacy for seniors and may also have state specific consumer brochures which are available to everyone.

More Groups That Monitor Charities (Consumer-SOS)
Non-profit and federal watchdog agencies that either regulate or issue reports on specific charities.

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National (Includes BBB  & FTC Brochures)

Tips On Charitable Giving
(Consumer-SOS)
Selecting a charity, evaluating charities and where else to go for more information. Has GA and National.

Tips On Charitable Giving (BBB)

Guidelines for Business Giving

Beware Of Bogus Law Enforcement Groups

Tips On Tax Deductions For Charitable Contributions


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National Groups That Can Help Evaluate Charities

Groups That Monitor Charities (Consumer-SOS)
Non-profit and federal watchdog agencies that either regulate or issue reports on specific charities.

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