Lancaster Nonprofit Tax Law Attorneys

Advising And Representing Foundations And Other Nonprofits

At Spencer Law Firm LLC, based in Lancaster, our team of lawyers provides a wide range of services to nonprofit organizations in Pennsylvania, particularly in the area of tax law. Our clients include private foundations, family foundations, nonprofit services providers, and community organizations. The services we provide include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishment of nonprofit corporations: The first step in forming a nonprofit organization is to file articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State. Our firm can help you prepare your articles of incorporation and related documents for your filing.
  • Applications for tax exemption: Once you have filed with the Secretary of State, you will need to apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS. Our attorneys help nonprofits apply for and retain tax-exempt status, including 501(c)(3) status for eligible organizations.
  • Tax returns: Tax-exempt nonprofits must file Form 990 annually with the IRS. In addition, they may be required to file unrelated business income tax returns and excise tax returns. We advise clients on the legal aspects of the preparation and filing of these returns.
  • Changes in status: If changes within your organization require a change in your nonprofit status, we can advise you on your options and help you pursue the necessary changes.
  • Reinstatement of tax-exempt status: If your organization's tax-exempt status has been revoked due to noncompliance with IRS rules, we can help you pursue reinstatement.
  • Charitable giving : We frequently work with nonprofit organizations and prospective donors to structure charitable contributions in a manner beneficial to both parties.
  • Tax controversies : We have the experience to represent nonprofit organizations in disputes with the IRS over exempt status, unrelated business income and other matters.

Whether you are establishing a nonprofit organization or you need legal assistance with an issue that has arisen affecting your organization, we encourage you to contact us at 717.207.7935 or by email to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.