What are the Primary Benefits of 501(c)(3) corporation Tax Exempt Status

Nonprofits are eligible to apply for 501(c)(3) tax exemption if their purpose is to become a charitable, religious, scientific or educational organization. After gaining the 501(c)(3) status, organizations redeem various benefits to help their cause. We at NonprofitLegalCenter.com will help your organization become 501(c)(3) tax deductible!

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Study Shows That Volunteering Experience Is Very Beneficial To Job Seekers

Deloitte Services LP has released their 2013 Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey, detailing the impact of volunteering as it pertains to professional experience. The data shows that 81% of Human Resources Executives desire college graduates that have volunteered for nonprofits. Furthermore, 78% of the surveyed executives prefer veterans with volunteering experience. The overall research hypothesis is…

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Reminder: Upcoming IRS Phone Forum – 501(c)(7) Social and Recreational Organizations

On August 21 from 2:00PM-3:00PM EDT, the IRS Exempt Organizations will be holding a phone forum discussing 501(c)(7) Social and Recreational Organizations. These organizations are defined as being organized for pleasure, recreation and other nonprofitable purposes. Examples include fraternities, country clubs, hobby clubs and sports clubs. The central purpose of these organizations is to provide…

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Your 501(c)(4) organization might be eligible for expedited processing of you application, according to an IRS update. To qualify, your organization must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Your organization applied for exemption as a 501(c)(4) organization.
  • Your application had been pending for more than 120 days as of May 28, 2013.
  • Your case involves possible political campaign intervention or issue advocacy.

If this information pertains to your organization, you may receive a Letter 5228, which is an Application Notification of Expedited 501(c)(4) Option. In order to self-certify your organization with a Letter 5228, your organization must devote “60% or more of both spending and time to activities that promote social welfare as defined by Section 501(c)(4)” and devote less than 40% of your efforts to political campaign intervention. Also, your organization needs to ensure that these thresholds apply for past, current and future activities. Follow the instructions listed in Letter 5228 to self-certify your organization and sign and return pages 4-5 within 45 days of the date of the letter.

For more information about Letter 5228 including how to make sure you meet the eligibility criteria in order to receive the letter, visit this page provided by the IRS.

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