IRS 501(c)(3) Form 1023 Help – Nonprofit Application For 501(c)(3) Tax ExemptionA Complete Do-It-Yourself Guide To Staring A 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization

About This Nonprofit Form 1023 Help-site


chris-sorbiThis nonprofit Form 1023 Help-site is a complete and absolutely free source for starting a charitable nonprofit organization by Preparing Your Own 501(c)(3) Application for tax exemption. The IRS form 1023 is explained and examined page by page, and every question is answered with references to successful applications and sample documents. Start with the vertical menu on the right side of the page and go in the same order until you finish the process. If you see a link in text of this site (highlighted in orange), click on it as it contains instructions and important information. I update this site regularly and add useful information to the Nonprofit Articles Section, so check that out as well.

VERY IMPORTANT: In a few sections, I have provided the exact text from the IRS training and operational manual which is used by the IRS agents when they review your form 1023 application. These sections are not available from anywhere but here and the IRS, which is like giving you the cheat-sheet along with your exam. Please don’t overlook these documents, I know they are long, but they give you the power to understand why the questions are asked, and why you should answer them in certain ways.

Don’t forget to use the Search Function at top of the website as it outputs results with extreme relevancy. If you ever find anything broken, misspelled or just out of wack, shoot me an email and I will take care of it. One last thing for the ladies before you tear my head off, you’ll see a lot of “He” on this site. This is not gender driven, it’s just an old and common generalization in English language. I wish I could say have fun, but I know that preparing the form 1023 is far from fun, so all I can say is good luck.

If you find this site useful, please consider donating a few dollars to help with its upkeep and maintenance. Keep it live for others as others have kept it alive for you.

If you need me to review your documents to make sure everything is correct please see the Application Review Page.

Hope you find this agonizing work of several years useful at the least.

Chris Sorbi