IRS Tax Exempt Status

4-H Clubs receive federal income tax exemption through a group exemption held by the Nebraska 4-H Foundation. This means that 4-H clubs are exempt from paying federal income tax on funds raised on behalf of 4 H, or to support educational programs; and donors can deduct contributions to 4-H clubs.

For a club to be included in the group exemption, it must meet these requirements:

  1. Be a chartered Nebraska 4-H Club (refer to above information)
  2. Have a constitution/bylaws (refer to above information)
  3. Have an IRS-issued Employer Identification Number. If a club handles finances, it must have its own EIN.
  4. Complete a Group Exemption Authorization Form.

To retain this status, clubs must annually:

  1. Submit a year-end financial report to the extension office by December 31.
  2. Provide information as needed by the extension office to file an IRS Form 990-N by May 15.
  3. Club/council will be excluded from exemption if failure to comply with the above.

For questions about this program or the information on this page, please contact:

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