How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National Edition): A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a 501(c)(3)

How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (National Edition): A Step-by-Step Guide to Forming a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit in Any State (How to Form Your Own Nonprofit Corporation)
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Form a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit in your state

You’ve got a cause you care about―now you just need the legal status that will help your organization raise money to further that cause. Here, you’ll find all the forms and information you need to create a tax-exempt nonprofit for your group.

Learn how to form a nonprofit corporation in any state and gain 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status with the IRS. We provide step-by-step instructions for both IRS Form 1023 and the streamlined Form 1023-EZ federal tax exemption application. This edition covers the new required online filing for the Form 1023.

With this book you can:

  • choose a legal name
  • prepare articles of incorporation
  • create your bylaws
  • obtain federal and state tax-exempt status
  • prepare minutes for your organizational meeting
  • establish a corporate records book, and
  • handle postincorporation filings and tasks.

With Downloadable forms: Forms to help you form your nonprofit are included both in the book and online details inside.

Editorial Reviews:

“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

About the Author:

Anthony Mancuso is a corporations and limited liability company expert. A graduate of Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco, Tony is an active member of the California State Bar. Tony writes books and software in the fields of corporate and LLC law and has studied advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He also has been a consultant for Silicon Valley EDA (Electronic Design Automation) and other technology companies. He is currently employed at Google in Mountain View, California. Tony is the author of many Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (profit and nonprofit) and LLCs. Among his current books are The Corporate Records Handbook, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation, Incorporate Your Business, Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, and LLC or Corporation? His books and software have shown over 500,000 businesses and organizations how to form and operate a corporation or an LLC.