Can A Church Be A 508c1a Church

Legal Way to Launch a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – Can A Church Be A 508c1a Church

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, and then puts 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 worth of forming your religious organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and the best method to register a church.

Why do you need church status for your own ministry?

The worth of your church compared to some other nonprofit is better rights, and fewer constraints.

First, churches don’t file income tax returns. The rest of the nonprofits do.

Second, churches don’t have to provide records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they must give testimony under oath, of such statements like the rest of the nonprofits do.

Third, churches have particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits do not.

In case you’re 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 that focuses on youth and meet at recreation areas.

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 were audited by the IRS and subsequently changed the organization to church status.

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

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

Besides the different kinds of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There is 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 company or even a 508c1a.

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

The ideal way to start your church is a 508c1a since it does not wave rights and have speech limitations, 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 everybody in the world.

Contact us to begin today.