<div id="RTEContent">>> * Discounts for the charitable are great.<br><br>>People often think getting tax-exempt status is a lot easier than it<br>>really is. You more-or-less need to incorporate (or be under the wing<br>>of a corporation). The corporation must be non-profit. (Strictly<br>>speaking, you can alternatively use a trust or an "unincorporated<br>>association", but, a lot of the time, incorporation is involved.)<br>>_Also_, you must appeal to the IRS for a "determination letter" under<br>>Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3) or one of the other similar categories.<br>>And then you wait for them to get around to you, which can take quite a<br>>long time.<br><br>>There are a bunch of responsibilities before and after the <br>>determination letter. For details, read IRS Publications 4220 and 4221.<br><br><br>Why do you want sf-lug to exist as a non-profit? Unless it is a large group with lots of expenses (think BMUG,
may it RIP) it doesn't make any sense to do that and it will be way more hassle than it is worth.<br><br>- Adrien Lamothe<br><br></div><p>
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