Non-Profit Organizations

Both the initial setup and the maintaining of your non-profit organization's tax-exempt status can be complicated. Brown Kinion and Company helps by handling all the IRS reporting for you.

Each year, the IRS requires most tax-exempt organizations to submit the Form 990 and its relations, which includes the following items.

  • Income Statement with very specific revenue and expense categories like donations, salaries, postage, rent...
  • Balance Sheet with specific categories like cash, accounts receivable, accounts payable...
  • Functional Expense Statement with all the expenses allocated to either program services, fundraising, or operations.
  • Individual Program Expense Statement that reports all of the expenses for each program or service like seminar programs or educational mailings.
  • Revenue Support Schedules that detail the organization's sources of income in specific categories like charitable donations, membership fees, investment income.

The ability to retain your tax-exempt status is based on these revenue and expense classifications. It's imperative that you build your accounting system around these items.

Here's how Brown Kinion and Company's services benefit non-profits...

  • Review and compile your financial statements
  • Design, install, and maintain your Accounting System
  • Weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payroll preparation
  • Payroll Tax Preparation and Deposits
  • Provide training for your accounting personnel
  • Complete and file your non-profit status application
  • Provide training for your board on non-profit financial statement usage and effective budgeting practices
  • Prepare and file the 990 and 990T tax forms
  • Prepare your initial start-up documentation, including incorporation, federal employee identification number (FEIN), and payroll setup with federal and state agencies.
  • ChurchesWe prepare the pastoral housing allowance and other required benefit documentation to meet the complex dual status of ministers.

If you're starting a new not-for-profit organization, we can help you prepare your organization's 501 (c)(3) application for tax-exempt status.

Here's what's needed...

  • Articles of Incorporation containing the Exempt Purpose Statement as described in IRS Code section 501(c)(3) and defined in Treasury Regulation 1.501(c)(3)-1 Paragraph d and the Dissolution Statement described in Treasury Regulation 1.501(c)(3)-1 Paragraph b subparagraph 4 ("Organizational Test").
  • Employer Identification Number
  • By-laws of the Organization
  • Minutes of Board Meetings
  • Names, Addresses, and Resumes of Board Members
  • Names and addresses of all Active Members
  • Inventory of Assets like cash, furniture, equipment, property, pledges...
  • Inventory of Liabilities like mortgages, accounts payable, loans...
  • Rent/Lease Agreements and Contracts
  • Revenue and Expense Statements for the last four years or as far back as possible if your organization has been in existence for less than four years.
  • Written Reason for Formation and History of the organization.
  • Organization Mission Statement or Statement of Faith or Beliefs for Churches and other Religious Organizations.
  • Organization Activities, Operations and Programs Documentation including your statement of purpose & operations, food programs, fundraisers, flyers/brochures/pamphlets...
  • Financial Support Documentation including all sources of revenue like contributions, tithes, offerings, fundraisers...
  • Fund Raising Program Descriptions
  • IRS Processing/Filing Fee

If you need assistance in preparing any of these items, call us.