Associations non-profit Law Guide, Resources & information
Associations and non-profit entities are not formed with an intent to earn some profit, but it meant for only religious, charitable, educational, literary or scientific purposes.
Non-profit organizations, including associations, are formed under states law, and each states define non-profit differently. Some states make distinction between organizations not operated for profit without charitable goals (like a sports or professional association) and charitable associations in order to determine what legal prerogatives the respective organizations will be given. Non-profit organizations must be assigned as non-profit when created and may only pursue purposes permitted by statutes for non-profit organizations.
Non-profit organizations include churches, public schools, public charities, public clinics and hospitals, political organizations, legal aid societies, volunteer services organizations, labor unions, professional associations, research institutes, museums, and some governmental agencies.
The lawyers can help you characterize your plans when filing for incorporation with your state and/or for tax-exemption and/or tax-deductibility with the IRS or your new organization may be deemed a for-profit and you may have to pay taxes. They will also be able to determine if there are additional reports and filings to assure your non-profit status. Also, once your non-profit is formed, you will need to remain in compliance with special laws, regulations and practices. Use the search one home page to pick a best lawyer who specializes in association and non-profit matters.
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