How Does A Church Become A 508c1a Nonprofit

Legal Method to Establish a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Organization – How Does A Church Become A 508c1a Nonprofit

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 house.

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

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

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

First, churches do not file income tax returns. All other nonprofits do.

Second, churches don’t need to provide 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 particular audit protections, where each of other nonprofits do not.

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

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

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 had been audited by the IRS and then changed the organization to church status.

Focus on The Family, a ministry that offers 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.

Apart from the various kinds of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There’s 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 corporation or a 508c1a.

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

The ideal way to start your church would be a 508c1a because it doesn’t wave rights and also have speech restrictions, 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.