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What is a 501 c 6?

A 501 C (6) organization is tax speak for a business association such as a chamber of commerce. Although they're organized to promote business, they don't generate a profit and don't pay shares or dividends. That qualifies them as non-profit organizations, exempt from paying income tax.

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Regarding this, what is the difference between a 501 C 3 and a 501 C 6?

501(c)(3)s are organized and operated primarily for religious, charitable, scientific, educational, and certain other purposes. In contrast, 501(c)(6)s are business leagues or associations that are organized and operated primarily to promote the common business interests of its members.

Likewise, are 501 C 6 donations deductible? Contributions to section 501(c)(6) organizations are not deductible as charitable contributions on the donor's federal income tax return. They may be deductible as trade or business expenses if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer's business.

In respect to this, can a 501 C 6 lobby?

Lobbying by 501(c)(6) Organizations. One of the advantages of the 501(c)(6) tax status is that it allows organizations to engage in unlimited amounts of lobbying. Although these organizations are not subject to restriction on the quantity of lobbying they do, they must abide by certain IRS rules and requirements.

How do I start a 501 c 6 organization?

How to Incorporate as a 501(c)(6)

  1. Draft Articles of Incorporation for the organization.
  2. File the Articles of Incorporation in the state where your organization is located.
  3. Download Form 1024 for recognition of exemption from the IRS website.
  4. Prepare Form 1024.
  5. Submit the application to the IRS.

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