501(c)(3) Application

Get 501c3 tax exempt status for your nonprofit

The 501(c)(3) application is a critical next step in organizing your nonprofit after your Articles of Incorporation are filed. This IRS application is needed to gain tax-exempt status for your organization, including the ability for contributors to your nonprofit to make tax-deductible donations. LegalZoom takes the complexity out of the paperwork. Simply answer a series of questions online. Then we will complete the application and necessary schedules for you.

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(Not including federal filing fees)*

Your completed questionnaire begins the application process. We will notify you if we need additional information to process your nonprofit application. Depending on the complexity of the nonprofit and how quickly we receive any requested information from you, we will process your application and ship the documents to you in approximately 20-30 business days.
(Not including federal filing fees)*

Your completed questionnaire begins the application process. We will notify you if we need additional information to process your nonprofit application. Depending on its complexity of the nonprofit and how quickly we receive any requested information from you, we will process your application and ship the documents to you within 7 business days.

*If your nonprofit's income averages less than $10,000 over a 3 year period, the filing fee is $400. If your nonprofit's income averages more than $10,000 over a 3 year period, the filing fee is $850.


501(c)(3) Benefits
  • Income earned by the organization is exempt from federal income tax
  • Donations are tax deductible for donors
  • Qualification to receive private and public grants
  • Lower postage rates on corporate mailings
  • Reduced rates for radio and public service announcements in the local media
  • Credibility in the nonprofit community

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