The Macon County Tennessee Historical Society is a non-profit organization which uses its surplus revenues to further achieve its purpose or mission, rather than distributing its surplus income to the organization's directors (or equivalents) as profit or dividends. The decision to adopt a non-profit legal structure is one that has taxation implications, particularly where the non-profit seeks income tax exemption, charitable status and so on. The following documentation may be requested from the Macon County Historical Society:
A copy of the application that was filed with the IRS to receive exemption status under Section 501(c)(3) is available at the office. Organizations file Form 1023 to apply for recognition of exemption.
A copy of the three (3) latest years of the IRS Form 990-EZ that were filed to provide the IRS with the information required by Section 6033.
These documents may be requested in writing to the address indicated below (allow 30 days for delivery). More information about exemption requirements for 501(c)(3) Organizations may be found on the IRS website.
Macon County Historical Society
111 East Locust Street
Lafayette, TN 37083