Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Tax Information for Churches and Religious Organizations

Cincinnati, OH. (877) 829-5500


This website offers useful information for congregations seeking to clarify their nonprofit status, understand legal requirements, and find details about tax information for charitable organizations.


articles, tax information, legal requirements

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


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Practical Applications

  • Click through the website's tabs to better understand the IRS regulations governing tax-exempt organizations such as your congregation.
  • Clarify your congregation's nonprofit status and learn about legal requirements before forming separate nonprofit corporations for your congregation such as a preschool, health center, or a housing program.

About the Contributor

Wendy McCormick

Wendy McCormick is the Center for Congregations’ southwest Indiana director. She has an interest in congregational fundraising and stewardship, including planned giving.

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