Congregations applying for grants and loans to cover expenses for day-to-day operations and/or mission programs may find themselves need to provide documentation of the tax-exempt status for their congregation.
This documentation is available from the Presbyterian Church (USA).
To get the tax-exempt documentation for your congregation, follow these steps.
- Gather the proper (legal) name of your congregation or group, its mailing address, and its Employer Identification Number (EIN).
- Submit that information to Kathie Lyver, legal office administrator with the PC(USA) Administrative Services Group, via an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. She will use the provided information to verify that your congregation or group is a member of the PC(USA) and entitled to use the tax-exempt status.
- Watch for an email from Kathie that contains two documents. One is a letter that confirms your congregation’s tax-exempt status. The other is a document that defines the legal rulings to support that tax-exempt status. BOTH documents must be presented together to document your tax-exempt status.
Although Kathie can produce the documentation rather quickly, please give her time to verify the information. Congregational leaders might also want to include requesting this documentation on a list of annual tasks so that your group has current documentation available when needed.