What Are The Benefits Of A Church Getting 508c1a Corporation Status

Legal Way to Form a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Ministry – What Are The Benefits Of A Church Getting 508c1a Corporation 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 value of forming your religious organization as a church, some examples of IRS approved churches, and also the ideal method to form a church.

Why do you need church status for your own ministry?

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

First, churches don’t file income tax returns. All other nonprofits do.

Second, churches don’t have to provide records of receipts, disbursements, nor do they must give testimony under oath, of these statements such as all other nonprofits do.

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

In case you were wondering if your organization can 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 that focuses on youth and meet at recreation places.

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 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 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 kinds of churches, there are different ways to organize a church.
There is no statute anywhere that says 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 vital to what it can and can’t do.

The ideal way to form your church is a 508c1a because it doesn’t wave rights and 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 everybody on earth.

Contact us to begin today.