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Hello - I am in the process of applying for 501C3 status for

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Hello - I am in the process of applying for 501C3 status for my church. If we have 501C3 status by the end of 2013, are all donation given through out the year tax deductable?

Robin D :

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.

Robin D :

You may enjoy reading this publication from the IRS for churches
http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf

Robin D :

Just in case you do not have it yet.

Customer:

Ok, so the only issue we will run into is if the 501C3 status is not approved by Dec 31st?

Robin D :

That is correct

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Churches normally are approved.

Customer:

Ok, thank you so much! Have a great day!

Robin D :

Your positive rating is always thanks enough.

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I really enjoyed working with you – please feel free to request me again when you come back to ask another question.

Customer:

Will do! Thank you!

Robin D :

Best wishes and you are most welcome

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