Charitable Org Checklist – Helping Rohingya Refugees in Malaysia

Set Up Charitable Org

  1. Name: Prosperity To Refugees  Or Refugees Rise Up (IDK)
  2. Create Articles of Association
  3. Submit 501c3 application / 1023 application (http://www.stayexempt.irs.gov/Starting-Out/Interactive-Form-1023-Prerequisite-Questions)
    1. Need a Federal EIN
    2. Need articles of association document
    3. Need power of attorney

Do I need to register with Washington State (my parents agreed I can use their address as operational HQ).

Equivalency Determination for Grantee NGOs

  1. Requires attorney IRS Revenue Procedure 92-94
  2. Goal is for grantee NGOs to be deemed legit for receiving ‘qualifying distributions’ per sect 4942 of IRS tax code.
  3. Need a ruling or determination letter classifying each foreign NGO as a public charity as defined by 509a(1-3) or private operating foundation under 4942j3.
  4. Generat Affadavit from each target NGO
    1. Professor Kamarulzaman (Zam) complying with http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-tege/rp_1992-94.pdf
    2. James at PenangAgainstHumanTrafficking

Set Up Easy Payment Path for Donations from US

Paypal – register as business.
Open US bank account
Open Malaysia bank account
Wordpress – woocommerce (Ashleigh recommendation)