THIS IS THE BEGINNING
SOME PEOPLE THINK
That just by creating a Nonprofit Corporation,
the Corporation is Tax-exempt
…That is NOT the Case!
Incorporating a nonprofit merely establishes it in the state of formation. To become a tax-exempt nonprofit, you must file for tax-exempt status with the IRS and be approved.
WHAT DOES TAX-EXEMPT
Being tax-exempt means that the net profits of the nonprofit organization are exempt from federal income taxes.
Certain states allow state-level tax-exempt status, and in such cases, the net profit is also exempt from payment of state income taxes.
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Types of tax-exempt status for Nonprofit Organizations
There are different types of tax-exempt nonprofits. The most well-known and common is 501(c)(3), which are public charities or private foundations established for purposes that are religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering of national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty to animals and children.
There are, however, 501(c)(4) through 501(c)(27) organizations, which are tax-exempt but not charitable.
(The numerical identifier of nonprofits, such as 501(c)(3), references the section of the Internal Revenue Code under which they were granted their tax-exempt status.)
BENEFITS OF OBTAINING
In addition to being exempt from federal and state income taxes, tax exemption offers other benefits:
- Donations to the nonprofit are tax-deductible. With 501(c)(3) nonprofits, donations are tax-deductible to the donor.
- Access to grants earmarked for 501(c)(3)s. Certain grants and other public allocations are only available to 501(c)(3) organizations.
- Possible state sales and property taxes exemption. This benefit varies by state.
- Credibility. There is established credibility for an organization that is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt nonprofit.
- US Postal Service discounts. Tax-exempt nonprofits generally can receive discounts on bulk mail rates.