Is A Church Automatically A 508c1a Business Or Do They Have To Apply

Fastest Way to Form a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Church – Is A Church Automatically A 508c1a Business Or Do They Have To Apply

Matthew 5:15 says, No one lights a lamp, and then puts 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 value of forming your religious organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and also the ideal way to form a church.

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

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

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

Second, churches don’t 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 do not.

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

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

The Billy Graham evangelical Association, among the largest 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 provides advice and counselling 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.

Apart from the different kinds of churches, there are various ways to organize a church.
There’s no statute anywhere that states a church must 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 start your church is 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 everyone on earth.

Contact us to get started today.