How Does A Nonprofit Obtain Tax Exemption Status?

TAX EXEMPTION STATUS The major benefit of charitable nonprofit organizations is that they may qualify for exemption from Federal and State income tax.  In addition, corporate donors may deduct contributions to organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code from their personal Federal income tax.  A tax professional must be retained by the nonprofit because of the complexities involved. The process for obtaining tax-exempt status is separate from the incorporation process.    FEDERAL INCOME TAX EXEMPTION Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which is codified in Title 26 of the United States Code, states that the [...]