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Deadline to Register Sandy Relief Charities Extended

Extension announced by New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

New charities and established organizations raising money for Hurricane Sandy relief and required to register under the state's Charities Registration and Investigation Act have been granted a filing deadline extension, the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced Thursday.

The extension is for charities, fundraisers, and fund-raising organizations who are subject to the registration and reporting requirements of the CRI Act and located in Sandy-affected areas, according to a release. Those organizations with filings due between Oct. 27 and Jan. 31, 2013, have been granted an extension to Feb. 1, 2013.

According to the release, the extensions granted follow the same rules as the Hurricane Sandy extensions granted by the Internal Revenue Service.

The extensions applies to charities, fundraisers and fund-raising efforts in Hurricane Sandy disaster areas, as declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Additional information about the extension to file, the registration requirements of the CRI Act, and consumer charitable giving can be obtained by visiting the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs’ Charities Registration web site http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/ocp/charities.htm or by calling the Charities Registration HOTLINE at (973) 504-6215, Monday through Friday, between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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