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What steps are required to set up a 501(c)(3) public charity?

First, you must form a Nonprofit corporation in your home state. Second, your organization must adopt bylaws and obtain an employer identification number. Then, you must prepare and submit an application to the IRS that requests tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The application review process takes the IRS from 3-6 months.

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