Starting a nonprofit is one thing -- but then you've got to make sure your organization doesn't run afoul of IRS rules requiring 990 filings, prohibiting lobbying or political activities, and so on. Learn more here.
Could Your Nonprofit Lose Its Tax-Exempt Status?
Termination of your nonprofit's tax exemption is unlikely, but it's not impossible.
Protecting Your Nonprofit Corporation's Tax-Exempt Status
For most nonprofit corporations (like 501(3)(c) organizations), maintaining tax-exempt status is paramount. In order to do so, make sure your nonprofit complies with a few special rules.
What Is Private Inurement?
Private inurement is when a nonprofit's money is devoted to private uses instead of charitable purposes. Learn more.
When Is a Nonprofit Required to Have an Independent Audit?
The IRS does not require nonprofits to obtain audits, but federal and state government agencies do depending on your nonprofit's size or spending.
Limits on Political Campaigning for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits
To avoid trouble with the IRS, your 501(c)(3) nonprofit shouldsteer clear of political campaigning.
How Much Lobbying Can a Nonprofit Do?
Nonprofits can lobby; the key is to make sure it remains at a level that is acceptable to the IRS.