Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations

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Nonprofit organizations are different from businesses and government.

To be effective, you must understand what it means to be a nonprofit and how that differs from being a for-profit. before you start the paperwork process.

You can complete the entire process yourself if you are prepared to go through the learning curve or engage the services of someone with expertise in forming, leading, managing and governing nonprofits. While it may be useful to engage the services of a lawyer for complicated situations, the average experience does not require a lawyer – just someone with solid experience in the nonprofit sector.
TANO’s consultants offer you that experience through formation as well as throughout your organization’s life cycle.

A Texas Nonprofit Corporation is created by filing a Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State.  While this results in certain benefits which nonprofits enjoy in Texas, it does not provide the IRS Section 501 (c)(3) status that allows for tax deductible charitable contributions to be made to the organization.  The 501 (c)(3) status is an Internal Revenue Service designation which is granted by the Federal government.

TANO is committed to helping encourage and sustain effective nonprofits. We provide consulting and other resources to make such effectiveness possible.

Texas C-Bar Forming a Nonprofit Tax-Exempt Corporation in Texas

IRS Mini Course – Applying for Tax Exemption an Overview

Exempt Organization Determination Process Chart

IRS Form 1023 Checklist

Check on the status of your Application to the IRS to become a  501(c)(3)  organization

 

Questions?

Contact TANO at  info@tano.org or (713)821-1744 for more information

TANO Headquarters

P.O. Box 66473
Houston, TX 77266-6473

Phone: 713.821.1744
Fax: 713.821.1401
E-mail: info@tano.org
Member Services 210-906-8266
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