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i want to start a non for profit small animal orginization what steps do i need to take?10 months ago - 1 answers
I will assume you're trying to set up a 501c3 nonprofit corporation that would allow you to accept tax-deductible donations -- animal cruelty prevention is one of the accepted purposes of a 501c3.
First, organize your business as a nonprofit corporation (or whatever structure you're using) with your state that includes some specific IRS-required language regarding dissolutions and 501c3 law.
Then, once you're filed with your state, you can apply for 501c3 status. Keep in mind that the federal part of this can take up to 9 months, more if you're not prepared, so give yourself time for this process (you can't accept tax-deductible donations while the filing is pending -- only after it's been officially processed and accepted).
You'll also want to look into any local, county, or state permits you'll need to have with respect to the animals.
Hope this helps!
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