Legal Services for Dallas Nonprofits
When beginning a new nonprofit, there are several steps that you must take in order to reach fully recognized tax exempt status from the IRS. Formation of a nonprofit under the proper clause is the first and most important step.
- 501(c)(3): private charities & public organizations
- 501(c)(4): civic leagues
- 501(c)(5): labor unions
- 501(c)(6): trade associations & professional societies
- 501(c)(7): social clubs
IRS Recognition & Non-Profit Exemptions
Once the organization is formed, the next step will be to file your applications for federal and state tax exemptions. As a nonprofit, IRS recognition and tax exempt status are the most favored aspects of nonprofit corporations.
Exemption from federal and state tax requirements is a status held by a very small, strictly defined sector of enterprise—specifically, nonprofit organizations that have met and fulfilled all requirements for achieving such status.
The principle behind this privilege is that the government has deemed these organizations to operate for the public interest, not the private interest of the owners.
An application for tax exemption status must include the following, along with a fully completed IRS Form 1023:
- The certification of formation
- A copy of the organization bylaws
- Detailed financial statements or, for new formations, proposed budgets extending two fiscal years including estimates for anticipated financial support
- Description of planned activities with explanation of anticipated public benefit
- Information on directors and officers including name, address, and annual compensation
- Statement on claiming status either as a public charity or private organization
- Annual accounting period
By hiring an experienced Dallas nonprofit attorney to help you form your new nonprofit, you can rest assured that the bylaws, article of incorporation and other important documents are drafted properly. This, in turn, will also help you avoid conflict or delays with the IRS.
From beginning to end, our team stands by the mission our clients work to achieve through their nonprofit organizations. We offer our legal services to the protection and aid of churches, religious organizations, public charities, private organizations and other nonprofits throughout Dallas.
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