Starting a religious based nonprofit can seem confusing. A church is already considered to be tax deductible, even without becoming a 501.c.3. So why would you want to apply for 501.c.3 status? Is there a benefit? (Hint: the answer is YES).

And what about ministries and religious based after school programs? Are they tax exempt too? If not, what do they need to do to be tax deductible? And what if they want to operate over seas?

These are questions that Nonprofit Ally Podcasts listeners have been asking for a while. And to be honest… I just didn’t know the answers. So, I thought I’d ask someone who knew the answers. So I called Thomas Wrobel. Thom has been on the podcast before (NPA 015: Tips on How to Apply for 501.c.3 Tax Exempt Status). He is the founder of nonprofitlegalcenter.com and specializes in helping new nonprofits get their 501.c.3 charitable status.

Thom answers all the questions above with great detail and clarity.  This is a must-listen podcast for any religious organization who is working towards becoming a 501.c.3 charitable nonprofit.

Resources

You can contact Thom on his website at: nonprofitlegalcenter.com
Call them at: 1-800-928-4161

Also mentioned on the podcast: nonprofitebooks.com

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2 Comments
  1. Drew 1 year ago

    Wow, you answered a lot of questions that I didn’t even know I had. This was really helpful! Thanks so much for sharing.

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      Steve 1 year ago

      Glad it was helpful. The questions mostly came from listeners… they’re a smart bunch.

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