Starting a nonprofit organization takes several steps. The most daunting task usually involves obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS. Our services include forming the organization and obtaining tax-exempt status from the IRS and the state. Our goal is to provide you peace of mind, as we handle all the steps in obtaining the tax exemptions, which typically involves filing lengthy applications. We will also handle any questions or concerns from the IRS during the application process. We can also seek tax-exempt status from the state. In California, the income tax exemption is currently obtained from the Franchise Tax Board. Some nonprofit organizations are also required to register with other state entities, such as the Attorney General.
We help clients with other issues related to obtaining tax-exempt status, such as denial or revocation, or obtaining property tax exemption. We can also advise whether a nonprofit organization should be a religious, public benefit corporation, or other type of entity.