You’ve got an idea for making the world a better place, and you want to start a 501(c)(4) nonprofit social welfare organization as the means to do so. In contrast to a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a 501(c)(4) organization may engage in unlimited lobbying in furtherance of its social welfare purpose and some political campaign intervention […]
Retroactive Reinstatement Procedures: Simplified
Generally, most tax-exempt organizations are required to file an annual return or notice with the IRS. Since 2010, the IRS has revoked the exemption of hundreds of thousands of organizations for failing to file the applicable annual return for three consecutive years. Once an organization’s tax-exempt status has been revoked, it may suffer a number […]
Applying for Tax-Exemption Retroactive to the Date of Formation
Generally, an organization applying to the IRS for recognition of 501(c)(3) status retroactive to the date of its formation must file a properly completed and executed (signed) Form 1023 within 27 months after the end of the month in which it was formed. So, an organization formed on January 15, 2011 would have until April […]
Attorneys and Startup Nonprofits: PTIN Requirement
Attorneys who are compensated for preparing all or substantially all of the IRS exemption applications (Forms 1023 or 1024) must have a Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN) for 2012. Pro bono attorneys who help startup nonprofits are not required to have a PTIN if they prepare such Forms without compensation. If you think nobody was […]
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