You are passionate about your cause, and you can’t wait to begin operating and accepting donations to serve your purpose! But you’ve found that the process of preparing the legal, financial, and tax documents to be both frustrating, confusing, or just too time consuming.
Professional assistance is available, as a firm experienced in representing nonprofits, we offer a complete, start-up package on a fixed fee basis for many new public charities. The package includes:
Reserving the Desired Name with California Secretary of State
Drafting and Filing Articles of Incorporation, Association, or Equivalent
Drafting of Custom Bylaws, Tailored to Nonprofit Corporations in California or Washington, D.C.
Obtaining Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
Drafting and Filing of Power of Attorney (Form 2848)
IRS Exemption Application (Form 1023 or 1024) and Related Statements
Washington, DC: Office of Tax and Revenue Exemption Application
California: Attorney General Initial Registration
Washington, DC: Charitable Registration License
Response to IRS Follow-up Questions
Providing a Operational Action Calendar, Including Governance and Compliance Deadlines
Providing Start-Up Checklist of Common Tasks
The flat-fee we charge for a typical start-up is based on the nature of your organization’s proposed activities, anticipated annual revenue, and our experience regarding the level of additional documentation and follow-up with the IRS that will be required to obtain exemption. Certain activities increase the likelihood of IRS follow-up questions, and may not be appropriate for a flat-fee. These include, by way of example, schools, hospitals, organizations with foreign activities, and organizations basing their tax exemption on novel or untested theories.
Schedule a Free 20-Minute Consultation to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to learn more about our flat-fee packages.