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Reclassifying From 501c8 To 501c3

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Reclassifying From 501c8 To 501c3

Postby Sakima » Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:48 am

Our fraternal organization parent org is changing direction and we no want to change our local chapter from a 501c8 by reclassifying into a 501c3. We are the caretakers of a local community hall and we really are in essence a public charity. There are over 100 other orgs like this in our state, many want to move to 501c3. What are the steps and rules, esp to retain our original corporate identity/EIN number. We have already changed our corp name to reflect the new direction.
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Reclassifying From 501c8 To 501c3

Postby Bellamie » Mon Mar 20, 2017 2:17 am

You would need to make sure your articles of incorporation and bylaws comply with the regulations for 501(c)(3) organizations for the IRS. In order to receive donations that are deductible, a nonprofit

organization must have articles of organization,(either articles of incorporation, articles of association or a trust document, depending upon the type of entity) and those articles of

organization must have certain clauses. http://goo.gl/piDKHH

Then you would apply to the IRS for their exemption determination that yours is a 501(c)(3) organization.  The IRS has information about that at https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/applying-for-tax-exempt-status

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