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Church Attorney : A Necessity
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Setting up a nonprofit faith based church should include the search for a church attorney. At Winters and King, Inc. you will find all your needs are met. They offer uncompromising integrity in the handling of all your legal needs. They specialize in nonprofit organizations whether you are starting from scratch or have an established base already. They represent thousands of churches, clergy, charities and many other faith based organizations. They have even helped some of the largest religious organizations in the country. They have been serving for over 30 years. You can schedule a consultation at Winters And King by calling 918-494-6868.
One thing they can help you with is establishing a 501(c)(3). This is the most common nonprofit in the United States for Church Attorney. Most givers donate to a 501(c)(3) so over giving is tax deductible. A 501(c)(3) tax exemptions apply to organizations that are operated for religious, charitable, scientific, and other purposes. If you apply for this you are strictly prohibited from using your platform for any political campaign and to intervening in elections. As a 501(c)(3) you are allowed to have charitable causes outside the United States.
To be set up as a 501(c)(3) means your organization is approved by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt charitable church or organization. Charitable means you are established for religious or charitable purposes. Winters and King, Inc. knows all the ins and outs and loopholes your faith based church will have need of for a Church Attorney. You can have confidence when using their services that all your legal needs will be met. They are there to serve you and form a partnership with your faith based church and pastor.
The application for a 501(c)(3) means establishing a very detailed business plan. The IRS has a core form, Form 1023, which is very lengthy. It will give you the basic structural information you need to do this. This whole package can be between 50-100 pages The need for an attorney is an absolute necessity for this process. It can take a long time for the for the IRS to review your form. Sometimes it takes as long as 8 months and if you are lucky you can have it completed in a short time of 30 days.
As a nonprofit, do you need to incorporate? When you form a corporation, you are establishing a legal entity that is separate from the people or body governing it. When you do this it provides you and your church with a liability protection. If your faith based church was sued, you and the members of that church would be protected because your church and its assets are separate from the members assets You will need an attorney who excels in this area. Winters and King, Inc. have the staff and know how to get you where you need to be. You want to make simple the complex process of legal representation. Call Winters and King, Inc. at 918-494-6868 for a consultation.