How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National Edition)

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Create a nonprofit in your state without pricey attorneys' fees!

The process of becoming a tax-exempt organization may appear intimidating, but with How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can do it quickly, easily, and with confidence.

This bestselling book includes complete instructions for obtaining ...

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Overview

Create a nonprofit in your state without pricey attorneys' fees!

The process of becoming a tax-exempt organization may appear intimidating, but with How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, you can do it quickly, easily, and with confidence.

This bestselling book includes complete instructions for obtaining federal 501(c)(3) tax exemption and for qualifying for public charity status with the IRS. It will help you:

  • complete an IRS tax-exemption application
  • prepare articles of incorporation
  • write the bylaws of your nonprofit
  • create in minutes of the organizational meeting
  • understand your state‚Äôs specific nonprofit requirements

This edition is completely updated to reflect the latest changes in the law, and includes contact information for finding updated state-specific instructions. You'll also get information on new online services and options related to forming your nonprofit. Plus, all the forms you need are included in this complete guide.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This clearly written book contains step-by-step instructions on how to form a non-profit corporation in any state." Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine

"Scads of tax and legal considerations, with forms and state rules." Businessweek

"A useful resource to help you get underway is How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation..." Paul & Sarah Edwards Entrepreneur Magazine

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781413321609
  • Publisher: NOLO
  • Publication date: 6/30/2015
  • Edition description: Twelfth Edition
  • Edition number: 12
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Anthony Mancuso is a corporations and limited liability company expert. He graduated from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, is a member of the California State Bar, and studied advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has also been a consultant for Silicon Valley EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies. He is the author of several Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (both profit and nonprofit) and limited liability companies. His titles include Incorporate Your Business, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (national and California editions), Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, The Corporate Records Handbook, and LLC or Corporation? His books have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form a corporation or LLC.
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Table of Contents

Your Legal Companion for Forming a Nonprofit Corporation

Part One: How Nonprofit Corporations Work

1 Is Nonprofit Incorporation Right for You?

2 Legal Rights and Duties of Incorporators, Directors, Officers, Employees, and Members

3 Requirements for Section 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption

4 Public Charities and Private Foundations

5 Other Tax Benefits and Reporting Requirements

Part Two: Incorporating Your Nonprofit

6 Choose a Name and File Your Articles of Incorporation

7 Prepare Your Bylaws

8 Apply for Your Federal 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption

9 Final Steps in Organizing Your Nonprofit Corporation

10 After Your Corporation Is Organized

11 Lawyers and Accountants

Appendix A: Using The Interactive Forms and Online Material

Appendix B: How to Locate Incorporation Resource Online

Appendix C: Information and Forms

Index

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