When Is A Church Not A 508c1a Charity

Simplest System to File For a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Christian Organization – When Is A Church Not A 508c1a Charity

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 Christian organization as a church, a few examples of IRS approved churches, and also the best method to start a church.

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

The value of your church in contrast 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 give testimony under oath, of these statements like the rest of the nonprofits do.

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

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 principal 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 were audited by the IRS and subsequently 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 different types of churches, there are various 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 company or even a 508c1a.

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

The ideal way to register your church is a 508c1a since it does not wave rights and have speech restrictions, when compared with all other nonprofits.

We specialize in 508c1a formation and registration. As a lampstand holds a candle to be a light to everyone, a 508c1a holds your ministry to be a light to everyone in the world.

Contact us to begin today.