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Non-Profit Information

The Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of knowledge and participation in the craft/art form of quilting, patchwork, appliqué and other aspects of quiltmaking.


Websites: - Main IRS website, includes information, tax forms and publications. For non-profit information, go to the main page and click on the "Charities and Non-Profits" link to the left. - Information from the California Attorney General on Charities and Raffles. - FirstGov information for non-profits. Includes laws & regulations and tax information. - U.S. Copyright Office, includes FAQs about copyrights and legal definitions.
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Tax Publications (PDFs):
  Instructions for Form 1023 - Instructions on how to fill out the 1023 form guilds need to apply for 501(c)(3) status.
  Form 1023 - Application for Recognition of Exemption
  Pub 557 - Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
  Pub 1771 - Charitable Contributions-Substantiation and Disclosure Requirements

Pub 561 - Determining Value of Donated Property