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501(c)(3) Applications

You have a mission. Help others support it by obtaining your tax exempt status.

One of the primary benefits of being a non-profit is that donors can receive tax benefits when they make donations and you can avoid paying certain sales taxes. To obtain that benefit, you normally have to apply with the IRS for tax exempt status. The process can be daunting for some, but we are here to help. Answer a few questions and we will help prepare your application and you can bring your mission to life.

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With a few clicks and by answering a few questions, we can help you prepare your tax exempt application with the IRS.

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The sooner you obtain your tax exempt status, the sooner you can start raising funds to build your vision. Let us help you get there.

Why You Should Let Swyft Filings Help You With Your
501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status Application

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  • Experienced Professionals

    Swyft Filings knows exactly how to complete tax exempt status applications for a variety of entities, including yours. Let us put our experience and passion about the details to work for you.

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    Through your secure online account, you can complete the process often with a few clicks of the mouse and then let our business professionals take over.

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    One simple mistake can slow down your application. Rather than research and figure out exactly what you need for your non-profit, let our professionals handle it for you.

  • Stay Compliant

    We do more than prepare your paperwork and forget about you. We also send you reminders of important deadlines to keep you in compliance with all of your administrative deadlines so once you build your vision, you can focus on continuing to grow it.

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501(c)(3) Application FAQs

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You will need to

  • - form a non-profit entity
  • - form a board (at least three unrelated individuals if you seek tax exempt status with the IRS)
  • - adopt appropriate bylaws
  • - obtain an EIN
  • - provide a budget (showing no profit) with detail about your activities

Swyft Filings’ team of experts can help you with each step in the process.

To qualify, you must be a non-profit that: (1) has been organized under state law; (2) is operated for a 501(c)(3) purpose such as educational, religious, scientific, medical or other charitable causes; (3) benefits an unidentified charitable class of people; (4) engages in activities that are non-political in nature; and (5) derives at least one-third of its support from the general public.

No. Forming a non-profit entity makes you a non-profit, but only the IRS can grant you tax exempt status. If you aren’t taking donations, then you may not need to apply for a 501(c)(3) status.

You may be surprised, but there are a number of tax exempt organizations recognized by the IRS. Not all of them allow for deductible donations, but the entity itself can enjoy tax exempt status. Some of these have restrictions on engaging in political activities and there may be more stringent disclosure requirements in some of them. Swyft Filings can help you with each one.

Some of the most common are:

  • 501(c)(3) - Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organization
  • 501(c)(4) - Civic Leagues, Social Welfare Organizations, and Local Associations of Employees
  • 501(c)(5) - Labor, Agricultural, and Horticultural Organizations
  • 501(c)(6) - Business Leagues, Chambers of Commerce, Real Estate Boards, etc.
  • 501(c)(7) - Social and Recreational Clubs
  • 501(c)(8) - Fraternal Beneficiary Societies and Associations

Yes. The IRS may question your application if a large percentage of revenues go to salaries and reject your application because you are acting more as a for-profit entity for the benefit of the owners/employees.

The primary benefit is that you may accept donations from donors who can then deduct the donation on their federal income tax. Also, many states accept federal 501(c)(3) status to grant sales tax or state tax exemption status. Your entity can also avoid paying federal and state taxes. Finally, many grant-providing entities only award grants to 501(c)(3) organizations.

We can usually help you prepare your documents in 3-5 business days. Once you file with the IRS, the IRS takes 3-6 months.

The IRS charges a fee for each application and it depends on the size of your budget. The IRS fees are generally between $400 and $850.

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