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What are the implications of functioning as a church without an approved 501 (c)(3) approval but still providing for tax exempt giving?

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We cannot locate an IRS authorization for our church and suspect it may not have been obtained, although we do have an EIN

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Churches that meet the requirements of IRC Section 501(c)(3) are automatically considered tax exempt and are not required to apply for and obtain recognition of tax-exempt status from the IRS.

Your church may not have taken that non required step. There would not be any implications for the church.

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1828.pdf

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