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Can our Nonprofit have Members?

Yes, in accordance with Section 22.151 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (TOB), a nonprofit corporation may have one or more classes of members or it may have no members at all. If the ...
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What if a provision in our bylaws is inconsistent with our Certificate of Formation?

Section 22.103 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC) controls. Sec. 22.103 provides that a provision of a certificate of formation of a corporation that is inconsistent with a bylaw controls ...
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Are we required to file IRS Form 990 if we haven't been approved yet by the IRS?

An organization that claims tax-exempt status under section 501(a), but has not yet received an IRS letter recognizing exempt status, is generally required to file an annual exempt organization ...
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Can our Board of Directors just change the bylaws without the members Voting on it?

That depends. There are several situations where that is entirely permissible. Section 22.102 of the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC) controls Section 22.012 provides that: (a) The initial ...
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Can a private foundation own all or part of a family business?

The IRS established rules against excess business holdings intended to keep private foundations from owning a significant stake in a family business. Breaking those rules can have serious consequences ...
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Staffing your Foundation Team

I just setup a private family foundation. Can I hire a staff to run it? The answer often turns on the size of the foundation assets and its total annual charitable budget. The real question is how ...
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Can a Texas for-profit entity merge with a Texas nonprofit corporation?

Yes, this is possible. However, the reverse is not true. Section 10.108 of the Business Organizations Code (BOC) prohibits a Texas nonprofit corporation may not convert to a for-profit entity. If your ...
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Can I or members of my family be employed by my foundation?

Generally speaking, yes. Appointing children or other family members as officers or directors is common. This practice makes it possible for your to perpetuate a philanthropic culture within your ...
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Our company wants to make a donation to charity, what kind of deduction can we claim?

In answering our question, we need to know who the intended recipient is and how much the company is proposing to contribute. Both are vital to determine whether a company can receive a charitable ...
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I am not a U.S. Citizen, can I start a Texas nonprofit corporation?

The organizer or organizers of the nonprofit corporation must execute, acknowledge and file the certificate of formation. Under the Texas Business Organizations Code (TBOC), only one organizer is ...
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What You Can do if Your IRS Form 990 is Filed Late

We have not filed our IRS Form 990 and its going to be late. What can we do? All three returns — Form 990, Form 990-EZ and Form 990— are due by the 15th day of the 5th month after your ...
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  • At Our Firm, We Enjoy What We Do!

    Making a difference and helping others is what we do. Learn more about our firm!

    Meet the Attorneys
  • Do I Need an Attorney for a Nonprofit?

    You will encounter many complexities when starting a nonprofit, and may need legal help.

    Why Hire an Attorney?
  • Start Your Business Off Right

    It is crucial that your nonprofit be setup correctly to avoid problems and ensure your success.

    Find Out What Needs to Be Done
  • We Can't Wait to Hear
    From You!

    Have a question about nonprofit law? Contact us today for a free consultation.

    Get in Touch Now

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