Starting a Nonprofit Organization in New York

Nonprofits are businesses that made it their mission to give away all of their profits to a particular cause, rather than enrich the owners of the business. 

Starting a nonprofit organization is in many ways like starting any other small business in New York.  But there are additional steps required in order to get the desired status of "tax exempt" from the IRS, which means that the organization does not have to pay taxes on any of its income.

Here are some good links to get your started:

The Things you Gotta do to Start a Nonprofit Organization, by the Nonprofit Coordinating Commitee of New York;

Exemption Requirements by the IRS; and

Stay Exempt – An IRS Micro Site.

About Imke Ratschko


Imke Ratschko is a New York Attorney helping small businesses, business owners and entrepreneurs with all things "Small Business Law," such as litigation, contracts, business owner disputes, shareholder and operating agreements, sale or purchase of a business, investors, and starting a business. You can reach her at 212.253.1027.

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  1. Starting a nonprofit organization is in many ways like starting any other small business in New York.