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Veterans organizations exempt under IRC 501(c)(19) can get CA exempt status with short form exempt application.

Previously, veterans' organizations were required to file Form 3500, Exemption Application to obtain tax-exempt status. Effective January 1, 2018, veterans organizations that are federally tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(19) may submit a copy of their Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax-exempt determination letter and Form 3500A, Submission of Exemption Request, to the Franchise Tax Board to establish their state income tax exemption. For more information, see The Tax Exemption Process.


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Most charities and nonprofit organizations must apply for and receive a determination or acknowledgment letter from us in order to be recognized as tax-exempt in California.

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