How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation

ISBN-10: 0873374517

ISBN-13: 9780873374514

Edition: 4th 1998

Authors: Anthony Mancuso

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List price: $44.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: NOLO
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 368
Size: 10.93" wide x 8.50" long x 2.61" tall
Weight: 1.914
Language: English

Anthony Mancuso is a corporations and limited liability company expert. He graduated from Hastings College of Law in San Francisco, is a member of the California State Bar, writes books and software in the fields of corporate and LLC law, and studies advanced business taxation at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. He has also been a consultant for Silicon Valley EDA (Electronic Design Automation) companies, most recently working on a C++ open-source integrated circuit database project team. He is the author of several Nolo books on forming and operating corporations (both profit and nonprofit) and limited liability companies. His titles include Incorporate Your Business, How to Form a Nonprofit Corporation (national and California editions), Form Your Own Limited Liability Company, The Corporate Records Handbook, and LLC or Corporation?. He wrote and programmed Nolo's LLC Maker and Incorporator Pro software programs, which generate state-by-state articles and other forms for organizing corporations and LLCs. His books and software have shown over a quarter of a million businesses and organizations how to form a corporation or LLC. He also is a licensed helicopter pilot and has performed for years as a guitarist in many musical idioms.

How Nonprofit Corporations Work
Is Nonprofit Incorporation Right for You?
Is Your Group a Nonprofit That Can Use This Book?
Benefits of the Nonprofit Corporation
The Disadvantages of Going Nonprofit
How Nonprofits Raise, Spend, and Make Money
Your Path to Nonprofit Status
Where Should You Incorporate?
Legal Rights and Duties of Incorporators, Directors, Officers, Employees, and Members
Incorporators and Their Role as Promoters
Membership Nonprofits
Requirements for Section 501 (c)(3) Tax Exemption
Section 501 (c)(3) Organizational Test
Valid Purposes Under Section 501 (c)(3)
Other Requirements for 501 (c)(3) Groups
Information for Specific Questions About Your Group's Activities
Public Charities and Private Foundations
The Importance of Public Charity Status
How to Qualify for Public Charity Status
Private Foundations
Other Tax Benefits and Reporting Requirements
Federal and State Tax Deductions for Contributions
Federal Estate and Gift Tax Exemptions
Federal Unrelated Business Income Tax
State Corporate Income Tax Exemptions
Other State Taxes
State Solicitation Regulations
State Nonprofit Corporate Report Requirements
Incorporating Your Nonprofit
Choose a Name and File Your Articles of Incorporation
Order Materials From Your Secretary of State
Choose a Corporate Name
Check Name Availability
What to Do When There's a Name Conflict
Reserve Your Corporate Name
Perform a Name Search
Protect Your Name
Prepare Your Articles of Incorporation
File Your Articles of Incorporation
Prepare Your Bylaws
Choose a Membership or Nonmembership Structure
Purpose and Scope of Our Bylaws
Prepare Your Bylaws
Prepare Membership Provisions
Apply for Your Federal 501 (c)(3) Tax Exemption
Getting Started
Do You Need to File Form 1023?
Prepare Your Tax Exemption Application
Filling Out the Schedules
Assemble and Mail Your Application to the IRS
What to Expect From the IRS
The Federal Determination Letter
Final Steps in Organizing Your Nonprofit Corporation
Obtain State Corporate Income Tax Exemption
Set Up a Corporate Records Book
Prepare the Minutes of Your First Board of Directors Meeting
Place Minutes and Attachments in Corporate Records Book
Issue Membership Certificates
File Fictitious or Assumed Business Name Statement
Apply for a Federal Nonprofit Mailing Permit
Apply for Property Tax Exemptions
File an Initial Corporate Report Form
Register With the Attorney General
Comply With Political Reporting Requirements
Prepare Assignments of Leases and Deeds
File Final Papers for Prior Organization
Notify Others of Your Incorporation
After Your Corporation Is Organized
Piercing the Corporate Veil-If You Want to Be Treated Like a Corporation, It's Best to Act Like One
Federal Corporate Tax Returns
State Corporate Tax Returns and Reports
Federal and State Corporate Employment Taxes
Employee Income Tax Returns
Sales Tax Forms and Exemption From Sales Tax
Licenses and Permits
Workers' Compensation
Private Insurance Coverage
Dissolving a Nonprofit Corporation
Lawyers and Accountants
Legal Research
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