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501(C)3

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What is 501(c)3?[edit]

The term 501(c) refers to an American tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation or association. Section 501(c) of the United States Internal Revenue Code (26 U.S.C. § 501(c)), states 28 types of nonprofit organizations that are exempt from some federal income taxes.

Section 501(c)3 includes the following types of organizations: Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organizations.

Obtaining status[edit]

Most United States organizations acquire 501(c)3 tax exemption by filing IRS Form 1023.


More information[edit]

The Appropedia Foundation[edit]

The Appropedia Foundation is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. See more at Appropedia:About#The Foundation.