Does The Government Have Any Control Over A Church With 508c1a Corporation

Fastest Way to Form a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Outreach – Does The Government Have Any Control Over A Church With 508c1a Corporation

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 house.

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 the best way to register a church.

Why do you need church status for your ministry?

The value of your church compared to any other nonprofit is better rights, and less restrictions.

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

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

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

In case you were wondering if your organization can qualify, here is a few 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 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 offers guidance and counseling on parenting, marriage and other subjects 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 different 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 crucial to what it can and can’t do.

The ideal way to form your church would be a 508c1a because it does not 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 get started today.