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Harvey Mechanic

I am an attorney and I volunteer time to answer general questions about U.S. Federal income tax issues of nonprofit 501(c)(3) public charities only. Those questions could be about establishing and maintaining legal requirements for such non-profit organizations in the United States, including Internal Revenue service filings and requirements. I will not be working on this free forum to answer questions about Nonprofit's possible unrelated or for-profit businesses or how to fill out forms. This forum is only for general questions about federal tax law, not as the law applies to your specific situation. If you do not make your question public then I will not be spending much of my donated time on answers that would not benefit the public. If you have other questions, please contact me at I will reply from my email. In any case, do not reveal confidential information to me until after I have contracted with you to provide personal legal services. My responses on this forum are intended to be general statements of law, should not be relied upon as legal advice, and do not create an attorney/client relationship. For me to consider your individual situation and how the law .....

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2016-05-24 501c3:

Ok.  I will respond to your email.     Harvey Mechanic  Attorney at Law    P.S. This response is intended to be a general statement of law, should not be relied upon as legal advice

2016-05-24 501c3:

First we would need to ascertain if the activities and operation of that band/group are of the type that would be allowable for 501(c)(3) organizations.  If they are not, then you would be liable for taxes

2016-05-23 501c6 as a Fiscal Sponsor?:

    "fiscal sponsorship" is a vague term and I recommend against using it.     As a matter of fact Gregory L. Colvin, the author of a book "Fiscal Sponsorship : 6 Ways To Do It Right" explained that there

2016-05-23 Gymnastics Booster Club:

My summary of IRS regulations relating to 501(c)(3) booster organizations is at and you may be interested to read that. Families can not be required to pay anything to a 501(c)(3)

2016-05-22 Question about travel team donations.:

I have in my profile that this free forum is only for general questions about IRS federal exemption issues of 501(c)(3) organizations. Your question is about a business deduction for a for-profit business

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