501C3 Application and Process

What is Status 501c3? Typically what individuals refer to are organizations which the IRS has applied for and recognized as a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. (26 IRS Section 501(c)(3)). Checkout nonprofit.

Individuals use the words 5013c or 503c1 wrongly. As you already realize such titles or definitions are inaccurate. The term “501c3” originates from the section of the IRS code. Section 501c3 of the IRS code defines reasons for which an agency should be structured and run to apply for exempt status under the federal tax system.

Corporations, and any community chest, fund, or trust, assembled and run solely for social, humanitarian, science, public safety, literature, or educational purposes, or to encourage national or international amateur sports competition (but only if no part of its operations includes the procurement of athletic facilities or equipment), or the prevention of chi cruelty

Organizations with the above goals are by far the most known form of tax-exempt entity. In addition, about 65 per cent of tax-exempt trusts and organizations listed in the IRS Master File were tax-exempt organizations in 2010.

How to get 501c3 status for an organization?

An taxpayer must complete and request IRS Form 1023 to qualify for 501c3 tax-exempt status. In technical terms Form 1023 is the form required by the IRS for “Application for Exemption Approval Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.” Form 1023 consists of 11 sections, 26 pages, and typically requires a user fee of between $400-$850 to submit.

In June 2006 Type 1023 was last substantially revised. Additional amendments to Form 1023 were rendered in November 2010, through IRS Note 1382. One of the initial hopes in revising IRS Form 1023 was that it would prevent or reduce the amount of correspondence between the IRS and the 501c3 applicant with more detailed and substantive questions on the Form and would result in faster IRS processing.

How long does a 501c3 Application take for the IRS to process?

For applicants who spend weeks or months preparing IRS Form 1023 for tax-exempt recognition this is a very common question. Applicants often mistakenly believe that they will receive a response once they submit IRS Form 1023 to the IRS, and will be granted tax-exempt status within a few months. Unfortunately the method of accepting the IRS tax-exempt can take longer.

Depends on the exact amount of time IRS is stored. Some of the factors that can affect the IRS processing time of an application include: the type of exemption application the client is submitting, completeness of the application, and current workload of the IRS reviews.