How to Form a Club in California
Forms and Publications to Download

Federal Forms and Publications Needed—

Form SS-4 Application for Employee Identification Number (EIN)
Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(c)(3) (for Charities)
Form 1024 Application for Recognition of Exemption under section 501(a) (for 501(c)(7) or Clubs)
Form 8718 User Fee for Exempt Organization Determination Letter Request
Form 990 Tax Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax
Publication 557 Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization (see pg. 47 for 501(c)(7))

You can apply for Federal Forms and Publications via

    • internet
    • phone 800.829.1040
    • mail Western Area Distribution Center, Rancho Cordova, CA 95743-0001

Web Resources—

California State Forms and Publications Needed—

Name Availability Inquiry Letter
Name Reservation Request Form
Form FTB 3500 Exemption Application
Form FTB 199 California Exempt Organization Annual Information Return
Publication FTB 927 Exempt Organizations

You can apply for State Forms and Publications via

    • internet
    • phone 800.338.0505
    • mail Tax Forms Request Unit, Franchise Tax Board, POB 307, Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-0307

Web Resources—

California Secretary of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814

| An Intro | Forms | Steps | Samples |
| Goals | Name | EIN | Articles | ByLaws | Budget |
| Fed Exempt | CA Exempt | Fed Taxes | CA Taxes |

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This information is provided courtesty Pacific Rim Alliance,
a member of Los Angeles & San Diego Councils, FWSA and NSAA
last revised 17 October 2003 by A Cat Meowz Designz

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