You’ve never done this before, right? It’s your first time, and you feel a bit overwhelmed. It’s OK. It’s not your fault. Almost all our clients have been right where you are, and today they are moving ahead with their nonprofit organizations. They did it, and with our help, you can do it, too.
We believe we are the best place for you to go for incorporation and 501c3 tax-exempt status. The main thing is that you should make sure all these questions are answered to your satisfaction before you make your decision.
Will you be able to talk with the lawyer directly? Will the lawyer return phone calls? Is customer service a top priority?
Since 1981, we have been serving clients like yourself to incorporate and secure 501c3 tax-exempt status with the IRS.
We put customer service as THE top priority, and we always have. That’s why we get so many Rave Reviews (see 8. below.)
Premium Plan clients can talk with an attorney personally. Plan Economy-EZ clients talk with staff, but David G Marmon is right there backing them up. We answer calls and get back to you right away. This is not just a business for us. It is a service.
How much experience does the person or service have?
Since 1981, we have helped more than 2,700 (the number continues to grow) organizations get their tax-exempt status in all 50 states and around the world. We are like a midwife, providing everything you need. Would you trust a midwife who had helped deliver nearly 2,700 babies? We would. That’s real experience.
Is there any guarantee on how fast the work will be done for you?
We e-mail our documents to you within 5 business days of when we receive each completed questionnaire from you, or we pay you $200. We do everything by e-mail, so the documents arrive within minutes (vs. days and days by the Postal Service). You can have all your documents and have your 501(c)(3) application off to the IRS within two weeks from signup. You may need our QUIK-Incorp service in some slow states. If you’re really in a hurry, you can utilize our Super Super Rush service and have your application off to the IRS in a week. Now that’s fast!
How easy and convenient will it be?
One of the many nice things about our service is that you do it all at your computer, and all by questionnaires (in most cases, two questionnaires, one for your corporation and one for your 501c3 application). You do it at your own pace, in your own way and at your own convenience. Never leave the comfort of your home. Since you type in the information yourself, your documents will have no typographical errors (unless, of course, they are yours!). We are always here to help you if you have any questions as you are filling out the questionnaires.
Will you get just the bare bones Articles and 501(c)(3)?
There’s more to all this than just incorporating and getting the 501(c)(3) Determination Letter. We believe you want to do everything right, dot every “i” and cross every “t.” To do things right, you need six legal documents (one more if you’re a school). Isn’t your nonprofit important enough to do things right? No bare bones, here. We give you everything you need to do it 100% right.
Will an attorney be drafting the legal documents?
Yes, those six documents mentioned above will be drafted by our Harvard-trained lawyer. Even though he will not give legal advice, you can be assured that the documents, honed and polished over 37 years, will be just exactly what you need. Would you trust anyone but a lawyer to draft your legal documents? (If you come to us already incorporated, there are still legal documents you will need.)
Will you be under someone’s else “umbrella”?
Once we finish the process for you, you are completely independent. You are not under our “umbrella” or tied to us in any way. There are no ongoing additional costs.
Are there “Rave Reviews” from previous clients? Can you contact these clients yourself to get a first-hand opinion of the service?
We have tons of “Rave Reviews.” Go to http://501c3go.com/about-us/rave-reviews/.) Let us know if you want to contact one of those who have written a “Rave Review.” Since we’ve been doing this 1981, we can’t promise you our contact information for these clients is up to date. If possible, we will put you in touch.
9. What about AFTER you get your 501(c)(3) status?
For good corporate health, your nonprofit corporation needs a check-up from time to time. If you don’t do everything you should, you may run into serious consequences. You will be able to use our Corporate Check-up program to make sure your nonprofit stays in top physical shape. Stay healthy!
What other service is there after the 501(c)(3) is obtained?
Here’s some icing for your cake:
Once you receive your golden letter from the IRS, our service is completed. But you’re still in our family, and you can still contact us as you travel down the road with your nonprofit.
We get calls from clients of years ago, and we have answered many hundreds of questions from these past clients over the years. If we don’t have the answer, we’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.