How Long is the IRS Taking to Approve Form 1023 Applications for Exemption?

Question: If my nonprofit corporation files its IRS Form 1023 today, how long will it take before the IRS issues a letter approving the corporation as a tax-exempt Section 501(c) charitable organization? Answer: According the the IRS’ website page called “Where Is My Exemption Application?” the IRS is now reviewing applications for tax-exemption filed in… [Read More]

Why is the amount Treasury is collecting more than my SBA balance?

Question.Why is the amount Treasury is collecting more than my SBA balance? Answer. Once an SBA loan is referred to the U.S. Treasury for collection under the U.S. Treasury Offset Program, collection fees may add up to 30% more to your SBA deficiency balance. It is also more difficult to settle your SBA debt and… [Read More]

A Primer on Private Foundations

Every organization that qualifies for tax exemption as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) is a private foundation unless it falls into one of the categories specifically excluded from the definition of that term (referred to in section 509(a)). In addition, certain nonexempt charitable trusts are also treated as private foundations. Organizations that fall into… [Read More]

What is a Private Foundation?

Question: What is a Private Foundation? Answer: Organizations described in IRC Section 501(c)(3) fall into two categories: private foundations and public charities. Under Section 509, all organizations, domestic or foreign, described in Section 501(c)(3) are by default private foundations unless otherwise excepted. Private foundations must: (1) Refrain from acts of self-dealing. (2) Meet minimum distribution requirements… [Read More]