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As Im sure you are ware there are hundreds of small community-based

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As I'm sure you are aware there are hundreds of small community-based organization that have been operating as non-profit groups but do not have the 501 C3 status. I have been volunteering with one in Brooklyn and would like to know since they have been around so many years, can they still get 501C3 status and how would they handle back IRS taxes, if any, and how many years woulod they go back?

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. Your volunteer organization can still apply for 501(c)(3) status at any time. However, their status would be as of their application date, not retroactive to the beginning of their organization if they file more than 27 months after their date of organization.

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