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What is a 501(c)3?

Not all corporations are created to make profit. There are some enterprises where the main goal is to provide some type of service to the public. This type of organization will use a 501(c)3 to set themselves up as a charity.  Once an entity has this 501(c)3 it means that they are then exempt from most federal income taxes. In order to become eligible for such status the organization will have to meet certain criteria set down in law. Once this status has been granted it means that the organization is a legal entity responsible to the public.

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