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    Tax-Exempt Status to Become More Accessible

     According to the IRS-run website, Pay.gov, the application fee for filing form 1023 is to drop (effective July 1, 2016) from $400 to $275. IRS form 1023 is paramount to any organization who seeks recognition as a non-profit organization in order to be classified as tax-exempt. While the new application fee is still quite hefty, hopefully it will be far less distressing to new organizations with modest means. For more information, contact us at info@voluntarysolutionsdc.com or visit ou...  Read More...

  • A Year for Giving: The Prospects of 2016 and Beyond

    The NonProfit Times is reporting on projections published by The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University-Purdue University, that in 2016 and 2017 non-profit organizations will continue to see substantial growth in annual charitable giving. Follow the link below to read more: http://www.thenonprofittimes.com/news-articles/giving-study-projects-consecutive-yearly-hikes/Turn Your Passion for a Cause into a Career!   Read More...

  • Why Apply for Tax-exempt Status?

    Many small charitable and educational initiatives will eventually reach a point in their growth when it becomes necessary to consider incorporation and filing for tax-exempt status. Here is a great 60-second crash course on the advantages and disadvantages of tax-exempt status: http://grantspace.org/tools/knowledge-base/Nonprofit-Management/Establishment/pros-and-cons If you have any questions, please send us an email at info@voluntarysolutionsdc.com!Turn Your Passion for a Cause into ...  Read More...

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