Help get the word out! The Department of Revenue’s online DOR University has recently developed a new free e-learning course on the tax responsibilities of fraternal organizations.
Fraternal organizations are considered a type of Chapter 180 Corporation, which are formed for charitable or other purposes. You’ve probably heard of, if not attended, events hosted by such organizations including, but not limited to:
Veterans of Foreign Wars
Sons of Italy
Knights of Columbus
Disabled American Veterans
Based on their status, fraternal organizations have specific tax obligations. In the e-Learning module, participants will learn what qualifies as a Chapter 180 corporation and a fraternal organization; the taxation responsibilities of Chapter 180 Corporations; and the requirements or exemptions of some fraternal organizations. While the e-Learning module focuses on the tax obligations at a state level, it also breaks down some IRS and local requirements. Because different fraternal organization events can result in different tax requirements and exemptions, there are numerous examples of such events and the tax obligations for each.
The e-Learning module takes about an hour to complete and includes interactive self-assessments throughout to help users apply what they’ve learned in various scenarios. At the end of the course, participants have the option to take an overall learning assessment, with additional feedback and examples. Participants can even print a free certificate of understanding.
This free e-Learning course is available here or on DOR’s website under the “E-Services” tab.
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