What is a Nonprofit?

A nonprofit, also known as a 501(c)(3) organization, 
is an entity or organization that operates to support 
a social cause, make a charitable contribution, 
and provide public benefits, rather than to make 
a profit. It is therefore granted tax exempt status 
by the IRS. Common examples include churches, foundations, hospitals, and charities.

Why Do You Need an EIN for a Nonprofit?

If you run a nonprofit, you’ll be required to apply for a nonprofit Employer Identification Number (EIN) number to fulfill a number of necessary functions:

Opening up a bank account

To run a reputable nonprofit organization, you’ll need a business bank account to keep your finances separate. An EIN also allows you 
to apply for business loans.

Requesting a new IRS Determination Letter

If you’ve lost or misplaced your previous letter, you’ll want to file 
for a replacement ASAP using your nonprofit corporation’s EIN.

Applying for business licenses

Certain local, state, and federal licenses and permits require 
a nonprofit EIN.

Filing federal taxes

Despite your eligibility for tax exempt status, your nonprofit will still need to submit a federal tax return each year, which requires a unique EIN.

Hiring employees

To complete payroll and secure employee benefits, your charitable organization needs an EIN.

Opening up a bank account

To run a reputable nonprofit organization, you’ll need a business bank account to keep your finances separate. An EIN also allows you 
to apply for business loans.

Requesting a new IRS Determination Letter

If you’ve lost or misplaced your previous letter, you’ll want to file 
for a replacement ASAP using your nonprofit corporation’s EIN.

Applying for business licenses

Certain local, state, and federal licenses and permits require 
a nonprofit EIN.

Filing federal taxes

Despite your eligibility for tax exempt status, your nonprofit will still need to submit a federal tax return each year, which requires a unique EIN.

Hiring employees

To complete payroll and secure employee benefits, your charitable organization needs an EIN.

Benefits of an EIN for a Nonprofit

A nonprofit EIN is a legal requirement, but it also comes with a few distinct perks for your charitable organization:

01.

An EIN number for a nonprofit organization enables you to file for 501(c)(3) status, which grants you tax exempt status as an official nonprofit corporation.

02.

It creates liability separation between your personal finances—which are attached to your individual Social Security number (and your organization’s finances)—which use your nonprofit’s EIN.

03.

It allows generous donors to make tax deductible donations, because of your 501(c)(3) status, which requires the use of your nonprofit’s EIN.

01.

An EIN number for a nonprofit organization enables you to file for 501(c)(3) status, which grants you tax exempt status as an official nonprofit corporation.

02.

It creates liability separation between your personal finances—which are attached to your individual Social Security number (and your organization’s finances)—which use your nonprofit’s EIN.

03.

It allows generous donors to make tax deductible donations, because of your 501(c)(3) status, which requires the use of your nonprofit’s EIN.

Why GOV+

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Ultra-quick customer service

Get fast, accurate answers to all of your questions at every step. With average 30 second hold times and efficient conversations, you’ll be on your way in no time.

Real-time status updates

No more waiting and wondering about your form’s status. GOV+ offers instant updates and customizable alerts, from the moment of filing to final outcome.

Tailored Transactions

GOV+ technology eliminates needless busywork with forms and applications that adapt to you. Your situation is unique, and you deserve a simple, personalized experience.

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