Church 508c1a FBO Status

Legal Way to File For a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Organization – Church 508c1a FBO Status

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, and then sets it under a basket. Instead, 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 worth of forming your religious organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and the best method to form a church.

Why do you want church status for your own ministry?

The value of your church compared to any 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 supply records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they have to provide testimony under oath, of these statements like the rest of the nonprofits do.

Third, churches have special audit protections, where all other nonprofits don’t.

In case you’re wondering if your organization may 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 principal income comes from thrift sales and donations.

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

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, one of the most significant evangelism ministries in America approved 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 offers advice and counselling 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 various types of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There is no statute anywhere that states 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 cannot do.

The ideal way to start your church would be a 508c1a since it doesn’t wave rights and have speech restrictions, compared to all other nonprofits.

We specialize in 508c1a formation and registration. Just as a lampstand holds a candle to be a light to everyone, a 508c1a holds your ministry to be a light to everybody on earth.

Contact us to begin today.