I am the founder of a not-for-profit corporation created under Nevada law but headquartered in NYS. We have not yet achieved 501c3 status due to the limited amount of working capital. First, can we accept donations (I am aware they are not tax deductible), both online and in the mail? Second, when we achieve 501c3 status how do we report donations made pre-501c3 status? Thirdly, how does self employment tax play into this when paying myself and other employees? Does it apply to me? Or am I employed by the corporation?