How To Know If My Church Has The 508c1a Charitable Organization

Simplest Way to Form a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – How To Know If My Church Has The 508c1a Charitable Organization

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 would like 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 register a church.

Why do you want church status for your own ministry?

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

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 give testimony under oath, of such statements such as the rest of the nonprofits do.

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

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 primary income comes from thrift sales and contributions.

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

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, among the most significant evangelism ministries in America accepted 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 parenting, marriage 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 kinds of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There’s 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 best way to start your church would be a 508c1a because it does not wave rights and also have speech restrictions, when compared with 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 everyone on earth.

Contact us to begin today.