A Letter of Determination is the official, written documentation of the Internal Revenue Service’s approval of a nonprofit’s request for 501(c), tax-exempt status. Issued on IRS letterhead, the Letter of Determination includes the organization’s legal name and trade name (if applicable), EIN number, and effective date of 501(c) status. In addition, it stipulates exactly which subsection of Internal Revenue Code 501(c) that the approval is granted under.
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How do we apply for a letter of determination for our 501c organization?
A letter of determination requires the filing of Form 1023, 1023-EZ, or Form 1024, depending upon the type of organization you are starting. Our SureStart service is a great way to make sure you get things set up the right way for your specific nonprofit.