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I'm applying 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Do I Need to

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I'm applying for a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. Do I Need to file Forms 8821 and 5768?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
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Form 8821 is authorizes any individual, corporation, firm, organization, or partnership you designate to inspect and/or receive your confidential information for the type of tax and the years or periods listed on the form. You do not need this form when applying for tax exempt status.
Form 5768 is used to elect/revoke an election made by a 501(c)(3) organization to make expenditures to influence legislation. Unless your 501(c)(3) will be making such expenditures, this form is not needed when applying for tax exempt status.
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Barb