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Does anyone know about tax id numbers in relation to disc golf clubs? I'm trying to gather donations for a course as representative of a new club, this leads me to believe that I will need a tax id number so that businesses can right off their donations.

How do I get one?

What costs are associated?

Any other important facts I should know?

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You're probably gonna have to go to the IRS and get form #1023, which is an application for 501(c)(3) status (ie non-profit). You might be able to download it online. I'm not sure of the costs involved, but that is the road you will have to take, I believe.
The other option is run as a business and just get a tax id number. That is quick and painless.

Having a 501(c)3 can be more difficult esp if you disagree with Obama on anything see http://bit.ly/9V5AwC
We hooked up with the local community foundation and used their non-profit status for our donations. They have a big reputation in our city, so we gained credibility through them and they have an account setup for us where our donations can go. We didn't have to file for 501c3 status, either. A win-win situation you may want to explore.

Tall Tom
I like the sounds of that idea. Simple and cost effective.
Any examples of accomplishing the task of course design without going through Uncle Sam.
I'm not sure why you'd have to go through Uncle Sam for the task of course design. We had a couple local pros design our course for free - call it a labor of love. We reutilized a city park, so we did have some bureaucracy to handle with the city, but those were just minor hurdles. Ended up being a win-win situation. The park is being utilized at a much higher rate than before with 80% less crime and we have a new disc golf course.

Tall Tom
I'm sorry, I meant to say design and raise donations. We have the course laid and have full permission from the county, I just want make sure that little-o-me is allowed to collect money for the course and have that money be something where businesses can write off. We all know that businesses won't donate with out being able to write off their donations. Has anyone done all 'that' without Uncle Sam?

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