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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 make your question public then I tend to spend more time on answers to benefit the public. If you have other questions, please contact me at Harvey108@hotmail.com I will reply from my email. To search my previous answers you can do a Google search by "site:allexperts.com/q/nonprofit" without the quotes and then add your search terms before hitting enter.

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I have been practicing law and especially the law of nonprofit organizations since 1990 when I was admitted to the New York Bar and I have maintained my status with the Bar since that time.

Education/Credentials

B.S. Columbia University in New York City, 1970

J.D. (Law Degree) Brooklyn Law School, 1990 -- Cum Laude.

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2014-11-26 501c3 sales:

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 matter about state sales tax is controlled by state law and states

2014-11-25 Finding out a non-profits Tax ID number:

Try going to http://goo.gl/BVjCCd which is an IRS source for information about organizations that presently have exempt status recognized by the IRS. You would need to click on the state of California

2014-11-24 Fundraising Uses:

A 501(c)(3) organization may decide for the whole year only to fund the coaches and not give any benefits directly to the youth, so certainly it may decide to pay for coaches to travel to a national competition

2014-11-21 Rental:

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 issue as to subletting is controlled by state law and states

2014-11-20 Church use for clothing resale:

The church may host such an event but must charge at least a reasonable rental to the vendors. Otherwise, the vendors are getting what the IRS refers to as "private benefit". An extensive discussion by

 

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