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Q:
Where can I find "pro bono" tax or legal assistance for my nonprofit?
A:

If you have a legal or tax-related question, Foundation Center librarians may be able to point you to resources for informational purposes only, but we cannot give specific legal or tax advice. For definitive answers, you should consult an attorney or accountant.

Below are selected lists of pro bono legal service providers compiled by other organizations. If you cannot find legal services with these lists, here are some ways to find free or low-cost legal services for nonprofits in your area:

Please note that some providers may charge nominal fees to defray costs or limit their services to nonprofits in specific fields, like arts or human services. Contact a provider directly or visit its web site to learn about their requirements.

If you are paying someone to prepare your IRS forms (e.g., Form 990 or Form 1023), s/he must have a current Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN). Providers who prepare these forms without compensation are not required to have a PTIN. Learn more about PTIN requirements.

In addition to lists of providers, selected web sites below include blogs and organizations that discuss legal topics relevant to nonprofits.

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