INCREDIBLE NEWS FROM THE IRS!
For years the application fee to apply for tax-exempt status was around $800.00.
Add that to the fees for filing the nonprofit Articles of Incorporation with your state, and our fees for the work necessary to fill out all the paperwork, and you'd need to come up with between $1,600.00 and $2,400.00 to get your nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation.
And to make it worse – the IRS gave themselves "up to" 180 days to approve/disapprove your application.
Not any more!
In order to ensure local organizations are legally-formed, to help provide services to people in need, the IRS has lowered their fees AND improved the approval time.
IF you qualify, the new filing fee is only $275.00, and the IRS approval time is (on average) between 7-14 business days!
If you're ready to get your tax-exempt status approved, faster than in the past, AND for pennies on the dollar…then this is YOUR time.
For one LOW price of only $595.00, we will handle it all: your incorporation, bylaws, EIN, tax-exempt application and state filing forms.
And that INCLUDES all the filing fees!
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Okay - I know this has nothing to do with setting up your nonprofit organization, but I just have to share a bit of something that happened to my hubby and me this past month. It was so traumatic for us I felt compelled to write about it, in case something like this happens to you, you'll know what to do!
So Here's What Happened
We moved into a house that was obviously cleaned by the previous residents with a LOT of bleach. Pretty sure they sprayed the bathroom walls, and the tile floors, with bleach in order to clean the grout. As bad as that was, to add insult to injury, they did not rinse off the bleach (and all of the downstairs flooring, and all the bathrooms, are tile!) Consequently, I've been really sick since the 2nd day after moving in, and my hubby followed suit after a week.
In between all our symptoms, the hubby and I have been running around like crazy, mopping the floors with just water, and then vinegar and water, and washing the walls with the same solution, to try and clean the house out.
Ahhhh - the Wonders of Frankincense!
Unfortunately, in spite of our efforts, we could still smell the chemicals...and it was still making us sick. But - I remembered about, and quickly purchased, some Frankincense essential oil! Most people have heard of Frankincense (North Star, Bethlehem, and Wise Men ring a bell?) but don't know its value and uses. Let me tell you: IT'S AWESOME STUFF! You can use it as a natural remedy for the flu or a cold, to help overcome indigestion, to reduce pain and inflammation in your muscles and joints, and as a natural antiseptic and household cleaner! It can be expensive, but a little bit of ESSENTIAL oil goes a long way. Go here for additional information on the wonderful uses and benefits of Frankincense Essential Oil.
To help clear out house of all the chemicals, I've been using it in a bowl with water to draw the chemicals out of the air; to clean the floors, in addition to the water and vinegar; and I also put it in my Diffuser to help clear the air of impurities. The house is finally starting to rid itself of the chemical/bleach smell - woohoo!
According to the Department of Defense (DoD) - they have initiated their Velociter Program, and other free online programs, designed to address issues related to small business participating in SBIR/STTR. The new live recordings were complemented by newly created webinars and feature DoD Velociter commercialization training subject matter experts.
From the DoD Velociter program: The Engagement Series and Business Readiness Information Sessions primarily support participating SBIR/STTR companies. In addition, the DoD Velociter Program has released these and other free, online programs via the training link at TRAINING, accessible by anyone. You can log in with your SBIR/STTR credentials. If you don't have a login but would like to view the training, you can create an account at DoD Velociter Sign Up.
Topics discussed during these online events and our previous offerings include:
- Discussing Value Proposition
- Tradeshow Attendance Strategies
- Using Social Media Effectively
- Understanding Competitive Advantage
Doing Business with the Government
- Federal Contracting
- Understanding PMs and PEOs
- The Continuing Resolution: What It Is and Why You Should Care
- Government Contracting
Top Things to Know
- How to Get Funding: Part I
- How to Get Funding: Part II
Get to Know accounting for Government Grants and Contracts
-DCAA Compliant Accounting System Requirements
-Understanding Indirect Cost Rates in SBIR Awards
-How the Wrong Indirect Rate Can Damage your business.
IP Need to Knows
-What is Intellectual Property
-How to Read a Patent
You can view the above content and other topics that might be of interest to you at DoD Velociter Training.
According to an article in the NYTimes, baby boomers who are about to retire might want to consider a new career: working for nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations.
Whether a job is required to offset an inadequate retirement, or to prevent boredom...baby boomers are finding it hard to stay home after they retire. Not many companies will hire a senior, however, so unless they want to work as a greeter in WalMart, their choices are few and far between.
Interestingly, in an article by CHRISTOPHER FARRELL, Nonprofit Work After Retirement? Maybe You Can Make It Pay Retiring: "Baby boomers closing in on the traditional retirement years often seek purpose and a paycheck in a second career, also known as an encore experience, next chapter or unretirement. Whatever the term, nonprofit work — focused on addressing society’s pressing needs and promoting arts and culture — has a particular allure for many in this group."
And he might have a point! Mr. Farrell states that based on the 2016 Nonprofit Employment Practices Survey by Nonprofit HR, a the human resources firm, "57 percent of nonprofit groups surveyed said they expected to create new positions, an increase of 7 percentage points from last year." Furthermore, "...the firm notes that only 36 percent of private companies surveyed said they intended to increase staff size, the same percentage as in 2015."
So if you're looking for a new job, and have recently retired, consider working for a nonprofit organization! Turn your volunteer work into something you can get paid for, but enjoy doing!