How to Apply for Tax-Exempt Status
The most common form of nonprofit is the 501(c)(3), a tax-exempt organization...
The most common type of nonprofit is the public charity or foundation. But the IRS has classifications for many types of nonprofits.
Do I Have to File for Tax Exempt Status to Be a Nonprofit?
If your purpose is short lived, your charitable cause might choose not to become tax-exempt.
IRS Classifications for Nonprofits
There are several classifications under which you can register your nonprofit organization. Determining which category to use is an important part of applying to the IRS.
Do I Have to Pay to Register for Tax-Exempt Status?
The IRS does charge a non-refundable processing fee for exemption applications.
Can we ask for donations before we get our tax-exempt status?
The time between incorporation as a nonprofit and receiving your tax-exempt status from the IRS can be tricky.
How Not to Lose Your Tax-Exempt Status
It's hard work to become a tax-exempt charitable organization. Don't lose that status by breaking these rules.