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Say goodbye to complex nonprofit filing forms. In as few as 10 minutes, you could be on your way to forming your nonprofit.

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We use the information you provide to prepare all required documents for your nonprofit and file them directly with the Secretary of State.

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Once the state has approved your documents, you’ll receive your completed nonprofit package by mail.

Why File for a Nonprofit With Swyft

Every day, professionals from around the country choose to form a nonprofit online with Swyft Filings. These are just a few of the reasons why.

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Our Business Specialists will form your new business the correct way, saving you time and money by avoiding costly errors. Let us handle your business filings while you focus on growing your business.

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Our expert Business Specialists work to familiarize themselves with your account and business, allowing them to provide support tailored to your needs. With Swyft, you can trust that your business is in the right hands.

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We’re among the fastest in the industry when it comes to filing your paperwork correctly and efficiently. We know your time is valuable, so our Business Specialists start working on your filing ASAP.

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Advantages of Starting a Nonprofit Organization

The Nonprofit Corporation is a special type of business structure that exists to provide certain benefits to organizations with the main goal of serving the public. Much like other formal business types, those who run nonprofits are provided limited liability protection.

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Potential for Tax-Exempt Status

Nonprofits can receive state and federal exemptions from corporate income taxes (plus certain others) that other business structures must pay. A tax-exempt status isn't immediately granted to nonprofits, but will require a specific 501c3 application to obtain it.

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Organizational Perpetuity

A nonprofit organization exists separately from those who manage and direct it. Because of this, the organization will continue to run even if the person who leads it leaves the business. The longevity of the business makes it much more attractive for donors who want their contributions to impact long-term goals.

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Protection from Personal Debts and Liabilities

Nonprofits are afforded the same limited liability protection as LLCs. This means that the personal assets of directors and officers are considered separate from the personal interest invested in the company. With this protection, debts and liabilities incurred are the responsibility of the business rather than its members.

Starting a Nonprofit Organization: Common Questions

If you have more questions, please give us a call at (877) 777-0450. We love to help!

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What’s the main reason organizations choose to file as a Nonprofit?

Nonprofits are unique in that they are able to raise capital through acquiring special grants, and that they can receive tax-exempt status. For charity organizations, or those focused on serving the greater good of their communities, it is usually the only logical choice of business structure.

Are there any restrictions on who can file to form a Nonprofit?

There are no restrictions regarding who can form a Nonprofit organization.

What is "tax-exempt status" and how can your Nonprofit acquire it?

As most Nonprofits are typically founded with the main goal of benefitting the general public, Nonprofits can become "tax exempt" entities. This means that they are free from paying a vast majority of the taxes that are levied on other types of organizations.

However, Nonprofits are not granted tax-exempt status automatically upon formation. After the organization is successfully formed with its state, it must file Form 1023 with the IRS to receive tax-exempt status. There may also be some state-level filing required to become tax exempt at the state level, depending on where your organization is located.

Does Swyft Filings assist with helping my Nonproft receive “tax-exempt” 501(c)(3) status?

Yes. Swyft Filings assists with filing 501(c)(3) applications with the IRS. Learn more here.

Are there a required number of individuals needed to form a Nonprofit?

The typical rule is that Nonprofits must have at least three board members to receive tax-exempt status from the IRS. However, it is possible to form a Nonprofit with only one founder.

Learn more about organizing your Nonprofit’s leadership structure, and other Nonprofit formation steps, in the Swyft Filings Learning Center.

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