Group Exemption Benefit

GFWC is once again offering tax-exempt status as a benefit of membership under GFWC’s group exemption umbrella. Applications must be completed and submitted to GFWC by March 1, 2016.

Clubs/State Federations will be required to incorporate GFWC into their name and follow the same fiscal year as GFWC (July 1 to June 30). Club’s/State Federation’s bylaws will also have to reflect its stated purpose as a 501(c)(3) organization. These changes may require a change in club/state federation bylaws, but clubs/state federations will have a year to complete necessary changes once GFWC receives the group exemption application.

Club/State Federation applicants will be notified by May 2016 if approved for inclusion. Once a club/state federation’s application is approved, a club/state federation has one year to amend bylaws and a representative must attend the 501(c)(3) group exemption workshop at the 2016 GFWC Convention in Baltimore. After final approval, clubs/state federations will be included in GFWC’s group exemption in March 2017.

Click here to download the Group Exemption Application.

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