501(c)(3) Status

State and local MTNA affiliates may apply for 501(c)(3) status through MTNA's group exemption process. Among the advantages of 501(c)(3) status, affiliates can accept charitable contributions that will be tax deductible to the contributor and claim exemption from state sales tax.

For more information, click on the 501(c)(3) link below, read these FAQs or contact MTNA national headquarters at (888) 512-5278 or mtnanet@mtna.org.

501(c)(3) How-To—This document details the steps to applying for 501(c)(3) status through MTNA's group exemption process.

e-Postcard—Beginning in 2008, small tax-exempt organizations that previously were not required to file returns may be required to file an annual electronic notice.

New Tax Requirements—This year, for the first time, organizations that have failed to file an annual 990-series return or ePostcard notice for three consecutive years will automatically lose their tax-exempt status. This includes MTNA and our subordinate organizations of the group.

MTNA 501(c)(3) Frequently Asked Questions—Check this page to see if your questions are answered here.

Internal Revenue Service—Have questions or need forms?