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Category Archives: Form 1023-EZ

Form 1023-EZ and Political Activity

Posted on August 15, 2014 by bentakis

Tax Analysts has a new piece on the Form 1023-EZ, focusing on the challenges the IRS will face in enforcing the restrictions on 501(c)(3) organizations engaging in political activity. The piece includes a few quotes from me. State and federal … Continue reading

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Qualifying for 501(c)(3) Status as an Arts Organization

Posted on July 15, 2014 by bentakis

For anyone contemplating starting an arts nonprofit, I have drafted a comprehensive guide to qualifying for 501(c)(3) status as an arts organization for the Center for Art Law website, which I will reprint below. Background New non-profit organizations often find … Continue reading

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Who Should (and Should Not) File the Form 1023-EZ?

Posted on July 14, 2014 by bentakis

On July 1, 2014, amidst much criticism, the IRS radically changed the nonprofit world by launching the Form 1023-EZ, a new streamlined method of applying for 501(c)(3) status. The Form 1023-EZ is now live on www.pay.gov, along with final instructions, … Continue reading

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