Should my homeschool group be a nonprofit or a for-profit business?

A woman asks if her Classical Conversations homeschool program should be a for-profit business or a nonprofit organization.

Carol Topp, CPA explains the four differences between for-profit and nonprofits.

The differences include:

1. Your motive. Is it to make a profit or your mission?

2. Control: do you want to retain control or are you willing to allow a board to control and direct the group?

3. Taxes. Nonprofits can apply for and receive tax exempt status.

4. 501c3 tax exempt organizations can accept tax deductible donations.

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Cost: $85/hour to nonprofit organizations.  $100/hour to for-profit businesses. $60 minimum.


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