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Blog Author: Yigit Uctum

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Form 1023 and Form 1023-EZ FAQs

What is the Form 1023? Form 1023 is the application filed with the IRS in order to request exempt status under Section 501(c)(3).  A new Form 1023-EZ was released in
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Maintaining your Tax-Exempt Status under IRS 501(c)(3)

Once your organization obtains exempt status under IRS 501(c)(3), it is important to be aware of the Federal and State rules and regulations that must be followed to avoid jeopardizing
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Improving your Rating on Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator is a nonprofit organization that evaluates the performance of 501(c)(3) Public Charities.  Each charitable organization reviewed is assigned a star rating from 1 to 4.  Obtaining a 4-star
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Compiling Information for 990 Preparation

Below is a list of the most common information needed to prepare a 990.  Less information is needed to prepare a 990-EZ and more information is needed for more complex
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Common Mistakes in 990 Preparation

Since the 990 is subject to public disclosure rules and is easily available online, it is important to stress accuracy when preparing this return.  This is the face of your
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Form 990 FAQs

What is the Form 990? Form 990 is the annual information return required to be filed with the IRS by most organizations exempt from income tax.  The form requires disclosure