Do I need a lawyer’s help to register my non-profit?

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Do I need a lawyer’s help to register my non-profit?

Would the paperwork be too difficult to do on my own? and do I have to do the forms that check if the non-profit’s name is already taken? or can I just file the registration form?

Asked on February 26, 2012 under Business Law, New York

Answers:

Ronald Cappuccio / Ronald J. Cappuccio, J.D., LL.M.(Tax)

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

Setting up a nonprofit organization requires a lot of legal work.you not only have to file with the state, there is a complicated and lengthy form for filing with the Internal Revenue Service to obtain official not-for-profit status. Frankly, it is much more complex and time-consuming to set up a nonprofit organization that it is a for-profit business. You should absolutely get experience tax lawyer who understands the process.

I hope this helps!

Ron Cappuccio

www.NonProfitEsq.com


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