I'm next door in Lancaster, NY. Contact my office and I'll meet with you to obtain more information. There are missing facts, as is evidenced by the other attorneys' replies.
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There is a difference between creating a nonprofit and obtaining the 501c3 designation. You can create the nonprofit by filing with the secretary of state or division of corporations in your state. They will also tell you of any other requirements, for example, publishing requirements.
The 501c3 will enable your donors to deduct their donations, among other things.