And when the IRS do come calling with follow-up questions, I am there for my clients, no matter how long it takes. The process can be as short as a few months and as long as a year. In either case, I am available to my clients every step of the way.
1. IRS PUBLICATION 557 -- a critical document that explains federal, tax-exempt status and how to obtain it. This document must be read by anyone attempting to submit a Form 1023 application for tax-exempt status. I'm very familiar with the 557, which can be vexing to first-time readers.
2. IRS FORM 1023 -- The application itself. Deceptively simple. While it seems easy when you first look at it, look closer; many of the answers require extensive attachments written by the applicant. This is where I, as a published writer and experienced attorney, will help you by persuasively arguing for your organization.
3. IRS FORM 1023 INSTRUCTIONS -- The companion to the 1023. Again, this document is deceptively short.
4. CITIZEN MEDIA LAW PROJECT -- This organization is a treasure trove of information on starting a business, forming non-profit corporations, and everything in between. I highly recommend you visit this site.