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Q: I am looking to start a 501(c)(3) for cat rescue. is it similar to a llc where you are protected from lawsuits finaciall

I am looking to start a 501(c)(3) for cat rescue. is it similar to a llc where you are protected from lawsuits financially. for example if a feral colony cat bites someone or if when you are showing a foster cat to a possible new owner and they get bit. if not can a non profit llc own the 501(c)(3). or visa versa?

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Entities that are tax exempt pursuant to section 501(c)(3) include limited liability companies (LLCs), as well as non-profit corporations. Both afford limited liability, and are formed under state laws, while 501(c)(3) is federal tax law. The entity you form should have liability insurance, to protect its assets.

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