How to File for 501c3 Status

Posted by Jennifer on April 10th, 2014

WSW 501C3The process for filing for 501c3 status from the IRS may seem a little daunting at first, but receiving this status can be incredibly beneficial for animal rescues and shelters.

Charitable organizations that are granted 501c3 status can collect tax deductible donations, have greater access to private and public grant money, and are eligible for tax-exempt status for all activities related to their organization.

Some organizations choose to tackle the filing process themselves, while others enlist the help of a tax lawyer. To learn about the basics of filing for 501c3 status from our friends over at WhoSavedWho, click here or visit



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