[hackerspaces] Time to process US 501(3)c application? (was Re: Dear hackerspaces, bad news)

Jens a.madman at gmail.com
Tue Mar 18 15:12:22 CET 2014

At MakeICT <http://makeict.org>in Wichita, Kansas, we submitted our 501c3
application in late November.  We received a notice back from the IRS in
December that they had increased the fee from $300 to $400, so we had to
send in an additional $100 (this stuff is horribly documented).  We then
received a notice on Jan 29 stating that they had received our application
and it is going through the "initial review process".  Here is what the
notice said:

During the initial review process, applications for exemption are
> separated into two groups:
> 1. Those that can be processed based on information submitted
> 2. Those that require additional information to be processed
> If your application falls in the first group you'll receive a
> determination letter within approximately 9U days from the date of
> this notice stating that you re exempt from federal income tax.
> If your application falls in the second group, you'll be contacted
> when your application has been assigned to an Exempt Organizations
> specialist for review. You can expect to be contacted within
> approximately 180 days from the date of this notice. After 180 days,
> if you haven't been notified your application was assigned to a
> soecialist, you can contact Customer Account Services Monday through
> Friday at the tollrfree number shown above to check on its status.

Hopefully we hear back that we have been approved by the end of April.

Secretary, MakeICT

On Mon, Mar 17, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Shirley Hicks
<shirley at velochicdesign.com>wrote:

> Our space, the Red Mountain Makers, in Birmingham AL, is about to file our
> 501(3)c paperwork.
> Randall, could you tell us how long the processing time was for your
> application, even with the shut down?
> Would help us to know how long to anticipate.
> Shirley Hicks
> Board member-at-large
> Red Mountain Makers
> 5502 1st Avenue North
> Birmingham, AL 35212
> Email: redmtnadm at redmountainmakers.org
> www.redmountainmakers.org
> -----------------------------------------------------------
> Home email: shirley at velochicdesign.com
> On Mar 17, 2014, at 8:11 AM, Florencia Edwards <floev22 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I think the owner wanted to make something that was half a techshop and
> half a makerspace
> El 16/03/2014 15:14, "Randall G. Arnold" <randall.arnold at texrat.net>
> escribió:
> dosman nailed it.
> Tarrant Makers leadership came together in the usual organic fashion, and
> at first we were polarized over purpose.  Some of us felt building
> community first was most important (and even absolutely necessary), while
> others on our initial board sarcastically dismissed the very concept of
> community and wanted to rush out and whip up a makerspace out of...
> whatever.
> Over time the people who were impatient and didn't grasp the importance of
> community fell by the wayside... and the rest of us developed bylaws, best
> practices, plans and all of the other administrating gunk that we hate
> messing with but realize has to be done.
> So today we have a strong, grassroots 501(c)3 focused on educating our
> membership and helping cultivate employment opportunities for them,
> conventional or otherwise.  Meanwhile some other local ventures that tried
> the beg-and-build approach have failed.
> Sure, we were slow in developing (government shutdown sure didn't help--
> held up our 501) but I believe we're well-positioned now to fulfill our
> purpose.  We're gaining sponsors and working on grant opportunities.  And
> so far, all on a 100% volunteer basis.
> Shoutout: MANY thanks to participants on this list and especially Dallas
> Makerspace for the guidance and inspiration!
> Randy Arnold
> Tarrant Makers
> http://tarrantmakers.org
>   <big sniip>
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