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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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2016-12-07 501c3 Non-Profit Baseball Team:

Yes. A Nonprofit organization, just like a for-profit organization, may open more than one account.  Your separate account may be for saving money for Cooperstown.     Harvey Mechanic  Attorney at Law

2016-12-07 501c3 Non-Profit Baseball Team:

A 501(c)(3) organization that is not a private foundation may accumulate funds for a few years for a goal, like the purchase of a building or to attend the Olympics, as long as it maintains substantial

2016-12-07 501c3 and donated real estate:

Yes. If the house is subject to a mortgage then there may be some taxes due, but it will certainly depend upon how long the 501(c)(3) organization holds the real estate. I have in my profile in my forum

2016-12-02 Transfer of Non-profit Assets:

I have in my profile that this free forum is only for general questions about IRS federal exemption issues of 501(c)(3) organizations. I can answer "yes" to the first two questions.  As for the threat

2016-11-14 Flow through:

First your church board needs to decide that it is willing to fund that radio station, even though, apparently the funds are only coming from designated donors.     In any case, your church would not be

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