Are State University Clubs Considered Non-Profit in the State of Connecticut?
I've found out that it's required in order to get a permit to do raffles.
- Anonymous7 years agoBest Answer
An organization's non-profit status is granted by the US Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) not a state government. The process to apply for a non-profit status for an organization takes considerable time and usually requires the help of an attorney to serve as your registered agent.
You would then need to register as a corporation with the Secretary of State in the state where your organization operates. All this before you begin your charitable activities.
If you are working with an organization already in existence, you should check for the IRS determination letter and registration status with your Secretary of State, Division of Corporations. If you are not a registered non-profit organization, then contributions to your organization are not tax-exempt to the donor.