Corporations How does a non-profit obtain tax-exempt status? The State of Alaska does not grant tax-exempt status. Tax-exempt designation comes from the U.S. Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service. IMPORTANT: The IRS has specific filing time frames and language expectations for obtaining tax exempt status from the IRS. For more information you are strongly encouraged to visit the IRS websites. TIPS: RESEARCH: to determine the specific IRS filing time frames and IRS language requirements for the particular tax exempt status you desire for your organization; STATE: File articles of organization (include the appropriate required IRS language) with this office to obtain an Alaska Entity Number; FEDERAL: File with the IRS requesting the desired tax exempt status and include the required documents filed for record with the State of Alaska as evidence to support your request to the IRS; OTHER AGENCIES: File with the other agencies, such as, but not limited to: Business Licensing: prior to engaging in business activity obtain an Alaska Business License. For more information go to: www.BusinessLicense.Alaska.Gov Department of Law: Alaska law requires charitable organizations and paid solicitors to register with the Dept. of Law. For more information please go to: Charities and Paid Solicitors. Department of Revenue: Tax Division for gaming permits (i.e. bingo, raffles, lotteries, ice classics, pull-tab, etc.). Permanent Fund Dividend Division for Pick Click Give. The State of Alaska Corporations Section strongly encourages you to visit the IRS websites before proceeding: IRS IRS: Charities & Non-profits IRS: Life Cycle of Charities & Non-Profits IRS: Exempt Organizations FAQs IRS: Types of Tax-Exempt Organizations IRS: Publication 4220 Applying for 501(c)(3) Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization IRS: Publication 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization IRS: Exempt Organizations webinars and virtual workshops The IRS provides specialized assistance to tax-exempt organizations, call 877-829-5500 (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. local time. Residents of Alaska follow Pacific time.) The IRS provides web based training modules & mini courses online at www.stayexempt.irs.gov. The above IRS tax-exempt information is provided by the Corporations Section as a courtesy. You are strongly advised to research the requirements to obtain tax-exempt status from the IRS and how the contents of your filing(s) with the State of Alaska may impact your tax-exempt eligibility with the IRS. If you require assistance, you are advised to seek the services of an attorney or other qualified professional specialized in the area of tax-exempt non-profits. State of Alaska forms can be found on the Forms and Fees Contact Us: If you have questions you can reach us at either the Juneau or Anchorage phone numbers listed below or by emailing us at email@example.com.