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IRS Resources & Links

These IRS links are being provided as a courtesy for the public to access IRS information. Please contact the IRS with any questions you have about content information, as the Secretary of State's office cannot provide any assistance on the information being provided.

IRS - Employee ID Numbers  An Employer Identification Number (EIN) is also known as a Federal Tax Identification Number.  This link will provide information on how to apply for an EIN or to make changes to the EIN.

IRS Federal Tax Exemption Information - If you intend to apply for IRS federal tax exemption as a charitable organization, your articles of incorporation must contain a required purpose clause and a distribution of assets provision. Valuable information on 501(c)(3) qualification is on the IRS website. It includes sample articles of the incorporation. Click the "Charities and Nonprofits" link and then the "Life Cycle of a Public Charity" link.