Charity Commission Registration – Important information: Charities and community groups are urged to prepare for charity registration. It is compulsory for all charities operating in Northern Ireland to apply for charity registration. If you are a charity in Northern Ireland, you should prepare for registration now. If you have never registered with HMRC for charity status or for tax relief you need to complete an expression of intent before the end of December 2014. Link to expression of intent form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/?sm=3%2FnoTJav6ko9KCi80NIzRw%3D%3D.