In the year prior to the merger, approximately 100 charitable organization applications were automatically approved because they were not reviewed within this time frame. In the most recent review period, all charitable organization applications were reviewed within the legal deadline, despite the number of applications increasing by six percent, to nearly 12,000.
"Gov. Corbett and I have the goal of delivering high quality government services at a reasonable cost. I think the merger of these two bureaus, with the resulting taxpayer savings and increased efficiency for businesses and to protect consumers, achieves this goal," Aichele said.
To visit the new bureau, go to www.dos.state.pa.us, and click on either "Corporations" or "Charities".
Media contact: Ron Ruman, 717-783-1621SOURCE Pennsylvania Department of State