Our Experienced Cleveland Attorneys Assist Nonprofits With IRS Applications

Representing nonprofits in Cleveland and throughout Ohio

The formation of a nonprofit organization involves numerous steps. One of the most challenging tasks involves the process of securing tax-exempt status from the federal government. IRS applications can be challenging to understand and difficult to complete without assistance of an experienced nonprofit attorney. Our lawyers have helped numerous nonprofits gain their federal tax-exempt status and we can do the same for your organization.

Understanding the application process

The state’s recognition of your nonprofit organization is only half of the formation process. Securing tax exemption on the federal level requires filing with the IRS. The first step is determining whether your organization falls under the classification of a potentially exempt organization. Some examples of exempt non-profit groups include:

  • Charitable organizations
  • Social welfare organizations
  • Labor organizations
  • Trade associations
  • Fraternal societies

The next two steps involve applying for an Employer Identification Number and applying for exemption recognition. The form required to obtain exemption includes numerous questions about your organization’s operations and financial circumstances. The IRS will not review incomplete applications, so it is extremely important to accurately complete these forms.

Speak with knowledgeable nonprofit attorney today

Our attorneys possess years of nonprofit law experience. We appreciate your commitment to our community, and we work hard to ensure that each of our nonprofit clients receives quality representation. Our team proudly serves numerous nonprofits within Cleveland and throughout Ohio. Contact our office today at (216) 573-6000 or complete our contact form to schedule a consultation.