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Lester Thompson

Lester Thompson is a certified public accountant who, for nearly 25 years, has provided tax and accounting advice to charities. He serves as a volunteer on The HSUS National Disaster Animal Response Team and is a volunteer instructor with Humane Society University. He is on the board of the World Animal Awareness Society, where he has produced a series of videos on tax topics for nonprofit organizations, which can be seen at

Content by Lester Thompson

  • Magazine Article

    Deep in the heart of taxes

    Be prepared to justify your tax-exempt status, and you can meet requests with a smile

    The benefits of tax-exempt status are many, but the process of acquiring it can seem dauntingā€”especially for small rescue or fostering groups. Learn what you need to do to approach the IRS and get that coveted 501(c)(3) status.

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