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10 Ways to Be Tax Exempt

        Money | Taxes

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Work Collectively
A union strike and lockout fund is appropriate for a labor organization wanting tax exempt status.
A union strike and lockout fund is appropriate for a labor organization wanting tax exempt status.
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Labor organizations are generally eligible for tax exemption if they meet the IRS's criteria. A labor organization must be an association of workers collaboratively promoting their interests. Through collective bargaining with employers, these organizations advocate for a range of improvements. These may include better working conditions, higher wages, healthcare benefits and accident benefits. Activities that the IRS considers appropriate for labor organizations include producing a newspaper covering labor issues, maintaining a legal defense fund for law enforcement officers or establishing a union strike and lockout fund.