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10 Ways to Be Tax Exempt

        Money | Taxes

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Support Veterans
Make sure your veterans group has enough active and retired members of the armed forces.
Make sure your veterans group has enough active and retired members of the armed forces.
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For tax-exemption purposes, a veterans' organization is a group of members of the U.S. armed forces. At least 75 percent of the organization must be made up of past or present members of the armed forces. A veterans' organization's purpose must fall within the IRS's list of approved functions. Eligible activities include:

  • Assisting disabled veterans or their dependents, widows or orphans
  • Providing care to hospitalized veterans
  • Supporting programs that memorialize deceased veterans
  • Providing recreational activities for veterans
  • Offering insurance benefits for veterans or their dependents
  • Participating in activities the IRS deems "of a patriotic nature"

[source: IRS]