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2016 TN Sales and Use Tax Guide
State of Tennessee guidance on requirements for organizations (including churches) to collect sales tax unless an exception applies. This document will help churches determine if and when they are required to collect and remit sales tax to the State of Tennessee for goods and services sold by the church.

Group Ruling for TN Conference
Certification that Tennessee Conference is exempt from federal income tax under IRC §501(c)(3).

Clergy and Church Tax Packet (GCFA)
Tax information prepared specifically for United Methodist clergy and churches.

IRS Guide for Churches and Religious Organizations
IRS Publication 1828 (32 pages)

IRS Guidelines on Political Campaign Intervention
IRS guidance for tax-exempt organization on permissible activities concerning issues (OK) and candidates (no).

Incorporation Forms & Information

Request for Certification of Federal Tax Exempt Status
UMC organizations can use this link to receive a certificate of their tax-exempt status.