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mushwen 09-07-2016 06:39 PM

Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
Can I form a nonprofit in South Carolina and not register it with the IRS?

If I understand it would have to be small but if so can we avoid registration, is that right?

I would eventually register if the project takes off.

Disagreeable 09-07-2016 10:26 PM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
It would still be a business, requiring a business return be filed with the IRS. It would not however have non profit tax status with them.

adjusterjack 09-08-2016 04:09 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mushwen (Post 355186)
Can I form a nonprofit in South Carolina and not register it with the IRS?

If I understand it would have to be small but if so can we avoid registration, is that right?

I would eventually register if the project takes off.

Sure, anybody can start a non-profit business without registration. You can stand on the corner and sell widgets for less than you pay for them and you would be non-profit.

But if you want to be tax exempt, you have to register and get approval from the IRS.

MKY 09-08-2016 07:45 PM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
There is one exception if your donors are under 5000 dollars per year.

You need not register basically till the 3 yr point.

But your tax exempt status is valid.
See the IRS web site.

Wenton2 09-09-2016 09:22 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
That under 5000 dollars issue was discussed in another thread here.

I will try to find it later but yes it does exist.

Amanda44 06-17-2017 05:32 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
How much do I truly need to spend to set up my new nonprofit organization?
Is it required I have a lawyer do it?
I live in Maryland.

adjusterjack 06-17-2017 08:02 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Amanda44 (Post 365053)
How much do I truly need to spend to set up my new nonprofit organization?
Is it required I have a lawyer do it?
I live in Maryland.

Go to the IRS website and look up the publications for non-profit organizations.

What you spend on professional advice is entirely up to you.

Diana38 06-18-2017 06:39 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
Most people IMO will need some legal help in establishing and running a non-profit.
But as noted on this site, if it is just a one time project you need to raise funds for a charitable cause, such organizations can be done very informally while still maintaining tax exempt status.

Diana

Unregistered 09-20-2017 09:51 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
I tried digging through all the IRS material myself last week, and I must confess I found it overwhelming and certainly not something that I can or will do myself.

linda 43 04-22-2018 06:18 AM

Re: Forming a small unregistered nonprofit?
 
They should make the nonprofit set up simpler, and more people might do it then!

I frankly gave up when I saw all the complexity.


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