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I assume you meant 501c3 charitable organization - correct?
You woudl need to apply for recognition by the IRS of exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Code - and will need to use form 1023 for that.
here are instructions
on the page 24 the IRS provided the estimated time needed to complete and file these forms. While that will vary depending on individual circumstances - we may use that information to estimated required time.
So specifically to prepare forms - see corresponding column - it takes about 15 hours.
Thus if the specialist charges $50 per hour - that turns to $750 total charge.
HOWEVER if your charitable organization is simple - you might be able to use form 1023EZ instead
See instructions page 10
So preparation might take 5 hours and will cost only 1/3 of the original stated fees.
Also that form is much more simpler and you might be able to do by yourself and only have someone to verify your filing.
I assumed that you did not apply for recognition by the IRS of exempt status yes - and are discussing that application - correct?If yes - and if that is a simple charitable organization - you definitely will be able to use form 1023EZ instead of form 1023 - and that might cost you much less.
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