Please answer the following questions so KCVLAA can determine: (1) if you have a legal or accounting problem; (2) if that problem is arts-related; and (3) if your organization falls within our budget guidelines.
We have attempted to keep this application brief and uncomplicated. While we do not require information regarding your artistic activities, including your news releases, brochures, or lists of exhibits and performances, this information may assist our referral process and are welcome. All information submitted is kept confidential. When a referral is made, however, a copy of this application will be forwarded to the volunteer who agrees to handle your case. KCVLAA is not staffed to provide emergency legal or accounting assistance. Please be prepared to wait two to four weeks for your application to be processed.
KCVLAA does not charge for professional services. Once a referral has been made, however, clients are responsible for filing and other fees. KCVLAA does not ask its volunteers to litigate matters. Volunteers will, however, try to negotiate a solution on your behalf and/or advise you on the merits of resolving your dispute through mediation or in small claims court.
Nonprofit Organizations: If your organization files IRS Form 900 “Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax”, a copy of that form must be submitted and Total Revenue shown on that form must be below $250,000.
If your organization is not required to file IRS Form 990, its annual operating budget must be below $250,000 and you must submit a current budget.
For Profit Corporations: If your corporation is a subchapter S corporation and files IRS Form 1120S “U.S. Income Tax Return for an S Corporation”, a copy of that form must be submitted and Total Income shown on that form must be below $50,000. Additionally, the combined Adjusted Gross Income of each owner and their spouses, if any, may not exceed 250% of US Poverty Guidelines. Each owner must submit their individual Federal Income Tax Returns under the same rules specified above for individuals.
If your corporation is NOT a subchapter S corporation and files IRS Form 1120 “U.S. Corporation Income Tax Return”, a copy of that form must be submitted and Total Income shown on that form must be below $50,000.
PO Box 413199
Kansas City, Missouri 64141