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Applying for Tax Exempt Status? Pitfalls to Watch Out For

Applying for Tax-Exempt Status Columbus, OH

​If you’ve ever considered starting a nonprofit organization, then you’ve probably taken a look at the IRS’ Application for Recognition of Tax-Exempt Status. IRS Form 1023 is a daunting application to say the least. At one point, the IRS estimated that for the average person to properly complete and submit the form would take more than 100 hours. It is the equivalent of getting audited before your organization even gets started. And after putting in all of that work, nearly 15% of applications never get approved.

What are some of the common mistakes that could hinder or delay your application, effectively destroying your mission-driven project before it even gets off the ground?