2911, 2021

Steps to Start a Nonprofit

By |November 29, 2021|Categories: Starting a Nonprofit|0 Comments

Starting a nonprofit can feel like you're facing a daunting amount of paperwork and filing processes with the IRS. But, what are the steps to start a nonprofit organization? I’m glad you asked! While you can certainly talk to well-meaning advisors who tell you the steps are similar to starting a for-profit corporation, I respectfully disagree. Nonprofit organizations are different than for-profits – different rules, different, roles, and different reasons. Explaining these differences and walking you through these steps [...]

1907, 2021

How Much Does it Cost to File for 501c3 Tax Exemption

By |July 19, 2021|Categories: 501c3, 501c3 Application, Form 1023, IRS|68 Comments

How much does it cost to file for 501c3 tax exemption? That depends on which IRS form you use to file, and you have two options: IRS Form 1023-EZ or IRS Form 1023. Let’s take a look at both options in more detail: Option One: IRS Form 1023-EZ – If you are NOT a church, a school, a hospital, a foreign organization, or a medical research organization/hospital, and if your total projected revenue (gross receipts) is less than $50,000 [...]

305, 2021

Is Your IRS Form 990 Due May 15th? We Can Help!

By |May 3, 2021|Categories: IRS, Nonprofit|0 Comments

Is Your IRS Form 990 Due May 15th? We Can Help!  Most nonprofit organizations are required to file IRS Form 990 each year to stay compliant with the IRS (churches are an exception).  Form 990 is due five months and fifteen days after the end of your fiscal year. For those with a January-December accounting year, this means May 15 is your due date! Which Form 990 you file is determined by whether or not your organization is a Public [...]

709, 2020

Client Spotlight: Not in Our City takes on Child Sex Trafficking

By |September 7, 2020|Categories: 501c3, Nonprofit, Starting a Nonprofit|0 Comments

In 2014, Angie Goeke and Alicia Maroney attended a presentation about the prevalence of child sex trafficking in their city of Katy, Texas, and decided to take action. After careful planning and research, they contacted Nonprofit Elite and formed a 501c3 organization called Not In Our City. Not In Our City (NIOC) works in the Houston area and utilizes a three-pronged approach to advance their mission: First, they inform their community about the frequency of child sex trafficking through [...]

2603, 2018

Updated and Current Form 1023 Filing Costs for 2018

By |March 26, 2018|Categories: Form 1023|0 Comments

As of January, 2018, the IRS filing fee (or User Fee) for filing IRS Form 1023 is $600 regardless of your organization's previous revenue or projected revenue.  The IRS filing fee or (or User Fee) for filing IRS Form 1023-EZ is now $275, regardless of your organization's previous revenue or projected revenue. For more information on 501c3 application costs or help with formation documents, please call 1-800-268-4388 or email .

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