501(c)(3) Applications


A primary benefit for nonprofits, and their donors, are the tax benefits and exemptions available to organizations that file for and receive tax-exempt status. But the 501c3 application process with the IRS can be daunting. Answer a few questions, and Swyft Filings will help prepare your 501c3 application, so you can focus on bringing your mission to life.

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Answer a few questions, and your 501(c)(3) application will be ready within minutes.

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Take a couple minutes to provide us with the necessary information, and we’ll apply for a 501c3 status with the IRS. It’s that simple.

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With Swyft, rest assured that your application for a 501c3 is submitted accurately and promptly the first time around. No hidden 501c3 filing fees means one payment and you’re done.

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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.

Outsourcing Your 501(c)(3) Application: What Are the Advantages?

Our knowledgeable staff has years of experience handling every filing type, including filing a 501c3. Do what you love. We’ll handle the paperwork‎.


Swyft Filings knows exactly how to file for a 501c3 and takes the hassle out of filing the paperwork yourself. Let us put our experience and passion to work for you.


Swyft Filings stands by its reputation for quick and reliable service. Don’t let common 501(c)(3) application mistakes slow you down. We’ll get it right the first time so you can shift focus elsewhere.


One simple mistake can slow down your tax-exempt application process. Why spend valuable time filing for a 501c3 status when there are professionals who can take care of it for you?


We do more than complete your 501c3 online application. We also send you reminders of important compliance deadlines, so that once you build your vision, you can focus on continuing to grow it.

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Thousands of customers nationwide rely on Swyft Filings to take care of their business tasks and apply for 501c3 status.

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Application for 501c3 FAQs

You have questions, we have answers. If you'd prefer to speak directly with a Business Specialist, please give us a call at 877-777-0450 or Live Chat with us for real-time support. We love to help!

Before beginning the tax-exempt application process, you will need to:

  • - Form a nonprofit 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 applying for a 501c3. Contact us today for more information.

To qualify, you must be a nonprofit that:

  • - Has been organized under state law
  • - Operates for a 501(c)(3) purpose such as educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other charitable causes
  • - Benefits an unidentified charitable class of people
  • - Engages in activities that are non-political in nature
  • - Derives at least one-third of its support from the general public

The IRS doesn't automatically grant tax-exempt status to nonprofits. Your organization must submit a 501c3 application with the IRS to receive this status.

If your nonprofit doesn’t take donations, you may not need to apply for 501c3 status. Unsure? Contact us, and we’ll help you figure out the necessary steps your nonprofit needs to take to function at its highest capacity.

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 benefit from tax-exempt status. Please be aware that some of the following entity types have restrictions on engaging in political activities and may be subject to more stringent disclosure requirements. Swyft Filings can help you with each one.

Some of the most common 501(c) entity types 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 501c3 application if a large percentage of revenues go to salaries and reject your application. When this is the case, your organization is acting more as a for-profit entity for the benefit of the owners or 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 fee ranges between $275 and $600 depending on whether you qualify for the 1023EZ or the long form.

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