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BCCC offers free course in becoming a 501(c)(3)

Published 10:41pm Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The Beaufort County Community College’s Small Business Center will offer “Doing the 501 (c) (3) Thing,” a free course about completing the IRS 1023 form for tax exempt status.
IRS receives tens of thousands of them each year. In 2008, one IRS official estimated that organizations not represented by attorneys, accountants or other tax professionals account for 70 percent of the exemption applications submitted. (This is down from a similar estimate of 85 percent in 2002.)
You will learn:
• How to obtain 501(c)(3) status without hiring an attorney or accountant.
• The benefits of 501(c)(3) status and the ability to apply for government and foundation grants, can be vital to the success of your non-profit organization.
• This seminar will be carefully guide individual through the 1023 form and provide vital information concerning how to respond to statements and questions needed to satisfy IRS reviewers.
The course will be Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the BCCC Campus, Building 8 auditorium.
Pre-register by calling 252-940-6375 or emailing

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