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2014 Revision Now Available!

  Real Help With Your 501(c)(3) Application

If you are one of the tens of thousands of volunteers/non-profit staff members who will prepare a 501(c)(3) application this year, this accurate, up-to-date, plain English ebook is  sure to help.

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What's new for 2014:
  • Using the new "Interactive" Form 1023
  • Brand new procedures for Automatically Revoked organizations who are filing a reinstatement application
  • New Handbook topics
  • Guidance on changes in law and procedure since the last edition of Prepare Your Own
  • More links to 501(c)(3) applications posted on the Internet
  • Updated statistics; Updated links
  • NOTE: The "New" Form 1023 dated December, 2013 is virtually the same as the 1023 dated 6-2006
Prepare Your Own 501(c)(3) Application does not cover Form 1023-EZ, which was issued on July 1, 2014.  Click on Form 1023-EZ above to view some Frequently Asked Questions. 

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Prepare Your Own
501(c)(3) Application
            
By Sandy Deja © 2014 282 pages              ISBN 978-0-9815280-3-8

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Why I believe Prepare Your Own 501(c)(3) Application will meet your needs:

Thorough -

  • A recap of basic 501(c)(3) requirements [M/S Word] [PDF]
  • Guidance on tasks to complete before applying for exempt status [M/S Word] [PDF]
  • Part by Part help with Form 1023 itself
  • What to expect after you submit your application package
  • Reinstatement help for automatically revoked organizations 
  • More - view Table of Contents [M/S Word] [PDF]

Practical - 

I am grateful to book purchasers, users of my public service website, workshop participants, professionals and clients for insight into what people want and need when preparing an exemption application.

  • A checklist for submitting a complete application [M/S Word] [PDF]
  • Help writing the narrative
  • Guidance for putting together financial information
  • Access to filled-in forms
  • Charts, worksheets, flowcharts and similar visual aids [M/S Word] [PDF]
  • Profiles of related code sections
  • Sample board resolutions
  • Instructions for related IRS forms
  • Plain English explanations of IRS terminology
  • More - view Handbook Table of Contents [M/S Word] [PDF] 

Backed Up By Decades of Experience -

  • I have worked with Form 1023 almost daily since 1974
  • During 12 years as an IRS Exempt Organizations Specialist, I reviewed about three thousand exemption applications
  • Since leaving the IRS, I have personally prepared over one thousand Forms 1023, and reviewed at least that many prepared by others
  • More - view Resume [M/S Word] [PDF]

Information You Cannot Find In Any Other Book -

  • Excerpts from the textbooks used to train IRS Exempt Organizations staff
    (obtained through the Freedom of Information Act)
  • A clickable flowchart illustrating EO application processing
  • Links to valuable information in the Manual used by IRS agents
  • Links to approved 501(c)(3) applications posted on the Internet

Up-To-The-Minute -

  • No other book on Form 1023 has a more current copyright date (as of October, 2014)
  • Links have been updated to reflect the changes made to irs.gov through Feb, 2014
  • When the IRS eliminated their "Advance Ruling" program, Prepare Your Own's ebook format made it possible to add an informative addendum within days
  • When an alert reader contacted me about a change in the IRS address for applications, I passed the information on and it appeared on the IRS website within days

Time-Saving -

  • Internal links help you quickly find specific information you need in the book
  • External links take you right to the IRS information you need
  • A page of hints helps you use the book effectively [M/S Word] [PDF]
  • A When to Call A Professional list lets you know if the book is not for you
  • You can be working with this downloadable ebook tonight, without driving to the bookstore or waiting for the postal service to deliver an Amazon order

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