Can A 508c1a FBO Church Charge Rent For Use Of Their Building

Legal Process to Launch a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Church – Can A 508c1a FBO Church Charge Rent For Use Of Their Building

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

I want to share with you briefly the worth of forming your religious organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and the ideal method to start a church.

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

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

First, churches don’t file income tax returns. All other 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 the rest of the 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’s 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, among the largest evangelism ministries in America approved for association of churches in 2016. After 66 years of operation as a nonprofit they had been audited by the IRS and subsequently 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 must 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 cannot do.

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

We specialize in 508c1a formation and registration. 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.