Is it illegal to NOT be a homeschool nonprofit?


Carol Topp, the HomeschoolCPA was recently asked if a homeschool co-op had to be a nonprofit?

In this short podcast episode (9 minutes)  Carol Topp, the HomeschoolCPA, explains:

  • What two things it takes to be a nonprofit
  • The difference between nonprofit and tax exempt status
  • If you’re not a nonprofit, what are you?
  • Some of the tax advantages of being a nonprofit
  • Other advantages of being a nonprofit

In the podcast Carol mentioned …

Have questions about nonprofit and tax exempt status? Do you know the difference?

Carol’s book The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization has the answers

The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization

Does your homeschool group need to pay taxes? Could they avoid paying taxes by being a 501c3 tax exempt organization? Do you know the pros and cons of 501c3 status? Do you know what 501c3 status could mean for your homeschool group?

I have the answers for you in my book The IRS and Your Homeschool Organization. The information I share in my book has been helpful to homeschool support groups, co-ops, music and sports groups and will help you understand:

  • The benefits of 501c3 status
  • The disadvantages too!
  • What it takes to make the IRS happy
  • What your state requires
  • Why your organization should consider becoming a nonprofit corporation
  • What is the difference between nonprofit incorporation and tax exemption
  • IRS requirements after you are tax exempt


Carol Topp, CPA



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