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Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,Yes they will be. While waiting for status, a nonprofit may consider the status approved. When a nonprofit applies for the 501c3 status they normally must advise contributors that they have applied and will advise if the contributions are not deductible.
You may enjoy reading this publication from the IRS for churcheshttp://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf
Just in case you do not have it yet.
Ok, so the only issue we will run into is if the 501C3 status is not approved by Dec 31st?
That is correct
Churches normally are approved.
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