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Starting a nonprofit organization can be overwhelming, especially with determining which federal and state paperwork will need to be completed. At PobleteTamargo we can assist you with many of the steps necessary in getting started. From initial paperwork to annual compliance reports and we are prepared to help through this process. 

In order for the organization to qualify for recognition as tax-exempt by the IRS, the nonprofit must be organized as a trust, corporation or an association. Other structural factors such as bylaws and setting up a board of directors may also need to be decided. We can guide you through these primary steps in preparation for official recognition. Every nonprofit must also file Articles of Incorporation. These provide an outline of the organization’s structure and purpose as well as establish the organization’s registered agent and office address, and other directors or governing members related to tax exemption. For foreign corporations hoping to do business in a certain State, a Certificate of Authority may also be required. Depending on location, this may be required for nonprofit organizations who may have no physical presence in the state. 

The following are just a few examples of required federal filings that we can assist you with;

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Form 1023 - Application for Recognition of Exemption filed with IRS following incorporation
  • Application for EIN
  • Form 990 - Annual financial report to the IRS
  • Extensions for Filing Deadlines
  • Unrelated Business Income Taxes
  • Other filing requirements dependent on your organization’s activities

More information on applying for tax-exempt status can be found on irs.gov

Here are a few helpful publications provided by the IRS to get you started:


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