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Our Services Include:
- Preparing Your Articles of Incorporation
- Preparing your Articles of Amendment (for existing corporations) to make them 501(c)3 compliant.
- Obtain Your Federal Taxpayer ID #.
- Preparing your Bylaws
- Sample Board Meeting Minutes
- Important Board Resolutions & Corporate Policies.
- Serve as Power of Attorney.
- Prepare a written response to the IRS for their first inquiry.
- Prepare your State Business Tax Registration Documents.
- Prepare your Charitable Registration Documents for your state of incorporation.
What type of organizations qualify for 501c3 status?
The most common types of 501c3 organizations include churches, nursery schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Four H clubs, Community Chest, Parent Teacher Associations, Heart funds, tuberculosis societies, societies for crippled children and adults, muscular dystrophy associations, multiple sclerosis societies, YMCA’s, YWCA’s, Little Leagues and similar organizations, Symphonies, orchestras, bands, glee clubs, choruses, libraries, civic improvement associations.
How much extra should we budget for fees assessed by government agencies?
You should budget $50 – $100 for your articles of incorporation or articles of amendment. Allow an additional $100 if you require expedited services. If your organization plans to receive less than $10,000 per year over the next four years, you should budget $400 for IRS processing fees. If your organization plans to receive more monies, then you should budget $850 for the IRS processing fees.
What is your Refund Policy?
Whether you pay in full upfront or in installments, a consulting fee of $425 to set-up and commence the first phase of the project is non-refundable. Once you are on the second phase of the project, we will refund $325 for the third phase of our services, if you paid in full or have paid all three installments. Once you are on the third phase of the project, we will not issue a refund.
Do I Need All My Papers In Order Before Starting The Project
Not at all! We expect you're starting totally from scratch.
All that we ask is that you choose a name for the organization, select at least 3 board members and have a vision of your planned programs and activities.
We'll hold your hand through the process and take care of all the IRS techie stuff for you.
How long does this process take?
Our goal is to complete your project within 2 weeks for existing organizations and within 6 weeks for new organizations.
For new organizations, it takes most states about a month to process your Articles of Incorporation.
We’d like to use that time to get all the other paperwork taken care of, so that when your Articles are approved, we only need to obtain your tax id # and finalize the application.
How long does the IRS take to review our application?
We cannot guarantee how long it will take for the IRS to process your application. Once your application is submitted, you should receive a response within 120 days. In most of our cases, we have received IRS responses within four to six weeks. In cases where the IRS has requested additional information, we’ve received a favorable reply within one to two weeks of submitting our response.
Assign a Contact Person - We would like to have a contact person within the company who is knowledgeable about the affairs of the organization. This person would be responsible for submitting all the required information to our 501c3 Online Processing Center. This person should be proficient with downloading documents from the internet, saving and opening email attachments, and attaching documents to email messages.
Internet Access & Email Account - In order to expedite the delivery of documents, we require the client to have access to the internet, Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free of charge at www.adobe.com ) and an email account.
Mail service is available upon request. An additional fee of $50 will be required to cover the additional costs of assembling documents, instructions, etc. for mail delivery.
Financial Information - The client will be responsible for providing financial statements for up to four years and/or a two-year budget. As we review the organization's financials, additional detailed information may be requested.
List of Assets - The client must provide a list of assets, purchase price, and dates purchased for all assets the organization owns.
Payment of Fees - The client is responsible for payment of fees in a timely manner. Full payment must be received before we submit the final application.
Submission of Documents in a Timely Manner - The client is responsible for submitting the required documents within a timely manner. We expect that the project will be completed within 70 days, if you choose our installment payment plan. However, if the client abandons the project and does not respond to our requests for information after 90 days, the project will be terminated.