Form a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit in your state.
The process of becoming a tax-exempt organization may appear intimidating, but with How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can do it quickly, easily, and with confidence.
You’ve got a cause you care about—now you just need the legal status that will help your organization raise money and work for that cause. Here, you’ll find all the forms and information you need to turn your group into a tax-exempt nonprofit.
With How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. We provide step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the streamlined Form 1023-EZ federal tax-exemption application for smaller nonprofits. Learn how to:
- choose a legal name
- prepare articles of incorporation and bylaws for your nonprofit
- obtain federal and state tax-exempt status
- fill in minutes of the organizational meeting, and
- establish a corporate records book.
This edition reflects the latest changes in the law, and includes contact information for finding updated state-specific instructions. It also provides information on B (benefit) corporations and other hybrid nonprofit entities that are allowed to both do good and make a profit.