501c3 Unrelated Business Income Church

Simplest Steps to Create a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Church – 501c3 Unrelated Business Income Church

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, then puts it under a basket. Rather, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the home.

I would like to share with you briefly the value of forming your religious organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and also the ideal method to form a church.

Why do you want church status for your ministry?

The value of your church in contrast to any other nonprofit is greater rights, and fewer constraints.

First, churches do not file income tax returns. All other nonprofits do.

Second, churches do not need to supply records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they must provide testimony under oath, of these statements such as all other nonprofits do.

Third, churches have particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits don’t.

In case you were wondering if your organization can qualify, here is some examples of
IRS approved churches and church ministries:

The Salvation Army. Since 1958, classified as a church and association of churches, their primary income comes from thrift sales and donations.

Young Life, a non-denominational church which focuses on youth and meet at recreation places.

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, one of the most significant evangelism ministries in America accepted for association of churches in 2016. After 66 years of operation as a nonprofit they had been audited by the IRS and then changed the organization to church status.

Focus on The Family, a ministry that offers advice and counseling on marriage,
parenting and other topics through radio, books and social media.

The law firm, Liberty Counsel, an integrated auxiliary of Thomas Road Baptist Church.

Apart from the different types of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There’s no statute anywhere that says a church is required to be a 501c3.

A church could be organized as a 501c3, a 501c4, a 501d, a for-profit corporation or even a 508c1a.

How your church is organized is crucial to what it can and can’t do.

The best way to form your church would be a 508c1a because it does not wave rights and have speech restrictions, when compared with all other nonprofits.

We specialize in 508c1a registration and formation. As a lampstand holds a candle to be a light to everyone, a 508c1a holds your ministry to be a light to everyone in the world.

Contact us to get started today.