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1023 filing got you down? Stay right here - you've got this!
I was anticipating (with trepidation!) long and harrowing research on each question asked on the 1023. Instead, I found this site, followed Chris’s instructions, and purchased the invaluable docs package. The easy-to-follow format here guided me in clearly and effectively expressing our goals while keeping everything legal and consistent. I submitted our application to the IRS on April 6, 2023 and was stunned to receive an approval letter dated April 11, 2023. THANK YOU, CHRIS!! You are a blessing to all of us!
We could not be happier!!
We came across Form1023.org through a google search. We followed the instructions on the website to the letter and engaged Chris. He reviewed our package and made suggestions. We revised and Chris reviewed again. One last revision and we submitted the 1023 on 2/27/23. On 3/3/23, the Tax Exempt Status was issued to The Giving Foundation, Inc. We could not be happier!! THANK YOU Chris and Form1023!! Now…on to our mission!
Again, thanks so much Chris!!!
Being Grateful for Chris and form1023.org is simply an "Under Statement"
I totally recommend this site for anyone who’s trying to start a non-profit organization. It was a wealth of information for myself, I must say! After reading through several parts of the different subtitles, I initially, decided to donate for the lesser service just to get the forms I needed. I must say I was very impressed with the word. docs I received. After comparing the thousands I would have had to pay for an attorney, I decided to donate for Chris’s full service package. I am so happy and grateful that I did! You get your money worth 1000x over. Thank you Chris, for all of your help with my Form 1023, and all that you do for others!
IRS Exempt Approval Status: 2/1/2023.
I came across this site purely by accident. After reading throughly, it looked like a good guide. I followed the guide to the nth degree. And it worked.
Sent the 1023 on 2/2/2023. It was approved on 2/8/2023.
Never dreamed it would happen that fast on first submittal.
Worth his weight in gold!
I paid the full donation for Chris to review my documents, and he was so detailed and knowledgable about the changes needing to be made. We met until the application was perfect, and he was available via email when I had any questions as the application was being revised. Submitted the application to the IRS, and three weeks later, we got the letter that our non-profit status was approved. I could not have done this faster with a lawyer. Chris knows exactly what he is doing, and he will get your application approved. I have no doubt.
WOW, FORM1023.ORG IS A GODSEND!
We had been working with the Form1023.Org templates for a few months as we gathered our data. During that time, I would send a question in via the website and get a prompt response from Chris by phone with an accurate answer or suggestion. Then, once we signed up for the consultation, Chris helped us to get the application ready to file, working with me between Christmas and New Years. The end of 2022 was our goal. I filed on 12/30/22. We were approved for 501(c)(3) status on 1/10/23!
You can do this!
We first reached out to some local attorneys who offered to provide us with obtaining our 501c3 status using the short form (1023-EZ) charging upwards of $5000. This also did not include any of the application charges. I can only imagine what they would charge for the long form. I decided to use form.1023.org instead. I choose this because I still had to provide the attorneys all the information anyways. Just use the templates, follow the instructions, and you can do it. The consultation was an added bonus. Admittedly, I had a few errors that Chris caught and it saved valuable time. I submitted my application on 01-06-23 and was approved 01-11-23. I never thought it would be that quick!
The info is priceless. We received approval in 3 weeks.
The information Chris provided was extremely thorough and helped us gain a better understanding of both the application process and the perspective of the IRS agents to maximize the chances of approval. We submitted our 501c3 application on Nov 27 and received the letter of approval dated Dec 15. This also includes the time it took for the IRS agent to review the application, send us a letter for us to clarify something in our program details, fax it back, and for the IRS agent to re-review and submit with recommendation of approval. I truly cannot commend the services Chris provides enough; he’s been a God send!!
Excellent Service to Assist with Nonprofit Status
All of the advise and document examples provided by Chris were invaluable in initially creating our 1023 application. Once completed, Chris guided us through the process. We received our designation in just three weeks. We could not have done this without Chris’s help!
Anybody wanting to start a 501c3 must start right here. The way Chris leads you through forms and documents makes you realize that he is on top of every aspect of starting a nonprofit. I thought I had a pretty good package together for his first review however it looked weak compared to the final document we submitted to the IRS with his help. Submitted to the IRS on Nov. 4th and we got out approval letter in the mail exactly three weeks later, and ours is a somewhat complicated project. Heads and shoulders above attorneys. Donate and start your nonprofit. After we submitted our papers I was not concerned because I knew we put forward the best we could. Thank You Chris
Got accepted a month and a half later!
In the process of trying to figure out how to properly complete our 1023 application we came across Chris’s page, and boy do I wish we would have found it earlier. For one- we truly appreciate his price. A company wanted $5,000 for their services and a lawyer wanted $3,000 for her services. As any startup, we did not have those funds so we started to do everything ourselves because most information is available to the public (you just have to do your homework). This is when we found Chris and his services… At first, we were hesitant because of all the fake websites nowadays but we took a shot and it paid off. Considering we are serving international and what everyone was telling us with their false ideas, we were expecting to wait a long time… With the help of Chris and his exceptional communication, knowledge, resources, transparency and much more, we got accepted a month and a half later!
Can’t say enough
We started our church tax exemption journey without much experience and knowledge and came across this website and decided to try a phone consultation and it was the best decision We made. Besides the fact that this website is full of information for the common person like myself, the owner of the website was very kind, very approachable and very knowledgeable.. a rare find. From the members of our church- IDCM la famila-we thank you.
Making the intimidating paperwork understandable
We have success on the 501c3 retroactive reinstatement. I received it in this morning’s mail and have attached it. Not being an accountant, and our accountant having passed away, I have to admit I was intimidated by the IRS retroactive reinstatement paperwork. Your website was extremely detailed & helpful. Your review and the time on the phone were invaluable. I just let my new accounting firm know about you as well!
If/when a private foundation needs advance approval from the IRS for distributing scholarships
The information Chris provided was very helpful and reassuring! Much appreciated! I wish I had known about this website several years ago, which would have saved our private foundation hundreds of dollars.
The Right Guidance
I could not have done this without Chris and his amazing guidance. First, he provides so many examples and templates that helped us make sure we had set ourselves up properly in the first place. Secondly, his help in interpreting the questions on Form 1023 were invaluable. He knows what the IRS is really asking, and how the questions fit together to the overall picture! He also read our documents and offered clarity in how to explain everything. I would highly recommend using this website, and asking for Chris to review your submission before sending it in! We submitted our application on Oct. 17, 2022 and got our Letter of Determination status on Oct. 26, 2022! Just incredible! Thank you so much Chris, and your team!