Are Church Donations Tax Deductible If It’s Not A 508c1a Charitable Organization

Simplest Process to File As a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Organization – Are Church Donations Tax Deductible If It’s Not A 508c1a Charitable Organization

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

I want to share with you briefly the value of forming your religious organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and the best way to form a church.

Why is it that you want church status for your own ministry?

The worth of your church compared to some other nonprofit is greater rights, and less restrictions.

First, churches do not file income tax returns. The rest of the nonprofits do.

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

Third, churches have special 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 contributions.

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

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

Focus on The Family, a ministry that provides guidance and counselling on marriage,
parenting and other subjects through radio, books and social media.

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

Besides the various types of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There’s not any statute anywhere that says a church must be a 501c3.

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

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

The best way to register your church would be a 508c1a because it doesn’t wave rights and also have speech limitations, compared to all other nonprofits.

We specialize in 508c1a registration and formation. Just 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 begin today.