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Homebrew Clubs / Re: 501(c)(7) Why?
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:54:59 AM »
Thanks mtnrockhopper.  We checked into liability insurance, and it's unattainable at the meir $24 per year membership dues.  We only have 38 members.  The last time I checked it would cost us around $400 to file a form 1023 alone.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: Club Membership Cards
« on: March 21, 2013, 02:36:10 AM »
After we designed our card I had PDF file made, 10 cards on an 8 1/2" x 11" sheet.  Using Adobe Acrobat Pro I inserted the club member’s names and printed them on a nice grade cover stock.  I cut them on one of those office paper trimmers, than I laminated them front and back.   They turned out great and very professional looking.  When new members join it’s very convenient to make more.

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Homebrew Clubs / Re: 501(c)(7) Why?
« on: March 20, 2013, 03:11:24 PM »
Thanks for all of your input.  Our club is 5 years old and we haven’t taken the time to dot the I’s and cross the T’s.  As a newly elected officer I (we), want to make sure we are within the guidelines of the IRS.
 
At this time we just don’t see the need to file a form 1023 to get the 501(c)(7).  It appears that if we can stay “under the radar” we can accomplish that.

I very much appreciate hearing the pros and cons.  I’m sure there are many small clubs that are seeking guidance that the AHA and its members can offer.  Advice and suggestions are very much appreciated.

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Homebrew Clubs / 501(c)(7) Why?
« on: March 20, 2013, 02:53:43 AM »
I've read that if your average annual revenue is under $5,000 (calculated on a 5 year average), you can operate as a self-declared 501c7 without actually seeking IRS approval. If you anticipate your average exceeding $5,000, you will need IRS approval lest you find your organization considered taxable.

Our club is small and we just want to share brewing experiences, techniques, and spread the word about this fantastic hobby.  Several of our members don't brew they just want to learn about craft beers and unique styles.  We don't want to file a form 1023, keep minutes, or deal with red tape.  Creating a nonprofit organization takes time, effort, and money.   A nonprofit must keep detailed records and submit annual filings to the state and IRS by stated deadlines in order to keep its active and exempt status. 

We can’t be the only club that feels this way.  Have you heard the term “Self declared 501c7?”

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Questions about the forum? / Re: AHA Site Not Letting Me Log In
« on: November 02, 2012, 02:50:09 AM »
As of this writinig I'm still getting the same error.

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Questions about the forum? / Re: AHA Site Not Letting Me Log In
« on: October 31, 2012, 02:28:25 AM »
I'm getting the same error "Server Error in '/apps' Application".  Has the problem been identified?

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