Become Tax Exempt with 501(c)(3) Status

  • Avoid paying income tax

  • Attract donors with tax-deductible donations

  • Access grants restricted for 501(c)(3) nonprofits

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Why Should You File for 501(c)(3) Status?

A 501(c)(3) application gives you the financial benefits exclusive to tax-exempt organizations.

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Reduce Your Tax Liability

Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) status are exempt from federal and state income tax, meaning more money stays in your pocket.

Find and Attract Donors

Raise more funds as a 501(c)(3) organization by offering tax-deductible donations to donors.

Access Funding Resources

Obtain eligibility for public and private grants reserved for charitable organizations with 501(c)(3) status.

Gain Additional Credibility

Strengthen the reputation of your nonprofit by achieving tax-exempt status from the IRS.

How It Works

Just fill out our quick questionnaire, and we’ll file your 501(c)(3) application with the IRS.

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Leave the Paperwork to Us

Skip puzzling over IRS forms. We'll complete your 501(c)(3) application in under 10 minutes.

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Enjoy Tax-Exempt Status

Trust us for an accurate, swift 501(c)(3) submission, helping you get tax-exempt status promptly.

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Expand Your Reach

With your 501(c)(3) status official, you can start raising funds to build your nonprofit vision.


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Our organization has been wanting to file for the 501 c 3 for several years and no one knew where to start. I am amazed how fast Swyft Filings completed the paperwork and filed it with the IRS. Now I am hoping it doesn’t take that long with the IRS! Thank you!!!
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Never has a customer service representative been so aptly named! Hope was first class in every way. My 501(c)3 related request was not a straightforward one, but Hope worked with me throughout the day to get me where I needed to be.
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I founded my non-profit in late 2020, they were there to help with everything from the incorporation to the 501(c)(3) tax exemption status. Mariah walked me through everything and made sure what we were submitting was correct.
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501(c)(3) Application FAQs

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What is 501c3 tax-exempt status?

501(c)(3) status is a special tax classification. Charitable organizations can use it to exempt themselves from federal taxes and to let donors make tax-deductible donations.

What are the benefits of a 501c3?

There are many financial benefits for a 501(c)(3) organization, including: 

  • Federal tax exemption

  • Tax-deductible contributions

  • Government and private grant eligibility

Does my nonprofit qualify for 501(c)(3) status?

To qualify for 501(c)(3) status, a nonprofit corporation must:

  • Be organized under state law

  • Operate with a recognized exempt purpose, such as educational, literary, religious, scientific, medical, and charitable causes

  • Support a wide-reaching and undesignated group in need

  • Limit political activities, such as lobbying and political campaigns

  • Derive at least one-third of its financial support from the general public

How do I apply for 501c3 status?

Before applying for 501(c)(3) status, your nonprofit must have a board of directors with at least one board member, appropriate bylaws, and an Employer Identification Number (EIN). The IRS requires all eligible nonprofit organizations to complete Form 1023, Application for Recognition of Exemption. Some small organizations might qualify to apply with the shorter Form 1023-EZ.

How much does the 501c3 application cost?

The IRS charges a user fee of $600 for Form 1023. The user fee for Form 1023-EZ is $275.

What is the difference between a 501c and a 501c3?

Both 501(c) and 501(c)(3) organizations are exempt from paying federal income tax. However, a 501(c)(3) organization lets donors make tax-deductible contributions, while a 501(c) can not.

Can I file Form 1023 online?

You can file Form 1023 or Form 1023-EZ online at If you want to skip the hassle, we can help you apply for your 501(c)(3) nonprofit status today in less than 10 minutes with 100% accuracy guaranteed.

How long does it take to be approved for a 501c3?

We will prepare and submit your documents to the IRS within 3 to 5 business days. If you meet the eligibility requirements, you will receive a determination letter from the IRS within three to six months.

How do I write a 501c3 application?

A 501(c)(3) application includes information about your organization, activities, and finances. You must also include supporting documentation, such as articles of incorporation, relevant amendments, and financial statements. 

501(c)(3) Resources

Interested in forming a nonprofit? Looking for ideas on how to create an organization that will accomplish everything you have in mind? Swyft’s Resource Center has valuable guides, articles, and case studies that can help.

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