What Does It Mean to be a Religious Organization?
Faith-based nonprofits need to understand how to establish their eligibility for religious exemption and religious liberty protections. Failing to do so can cause the organization to inadvertently forfeit exemptions and protections for which the organization was qualified. Additionally, incorrectly assuming the organization is qualified for a religious exemption or protection could lead to fines, penalties, and even litigation. Organizations can reduce the risk of these negative outcomes by following best practices for establishing religious identity.