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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 I will reply from my email. To search my previous answers you can do a Google search by "" 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.


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

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

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2015-04-27 501c3 inactive:

The IRS grants two types of 501(c)(3) organization status to religious organizations.  One is for churches and one is for other religious organizations.  It appears from what you wrote, that the organization

2015-04-27 non profit:

It is not legal unless he treats that activity (tournaments) as a for-profit business activity and files returns with the IRS regarding that business.  George Harrison, after the Concert for Bangladesh

2015-04-27 Grants:

Right. Even if the 20 parents choose not to join, the organization should give their family the same benefits (grants) as others. They are considered like every other family even if they don't join.  

2015-04-27 Grants:

My summary of IRS regulations relating to 501(c)(3) booster organizations is at and you may be interested to read that.    The booster organization may cover part of the meet/coaches

2015-04-26 award scholarship to undocumented high school graduate:

There is no federal law prohibiting a 501(c)(3) organization from assisting persons who are considered by  US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to not be in the United States in legal status (so-called


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