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A benevolent corporation is a nonprofit corporation created for charitable rather than for business purposes. It is created by a special act of the Legislature.
A benevolent corporation is not established and is not maintained or conducted for pecuniary profit. It has no capital stock and none of its trustees, officers, members or employees receive any pecuniary profit from its operation. [Young Men's Christian Ass'n Retirement Fund, Inc. v. Commissioner, 18 B.T.A. 139, 147 (B.T.A. 1929)]