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What is an IRS Letter Affirming Tax-Exempt Status?

Marin Community College District (College of Marin) is a publicly supported non-profit institution and part of the State of California Community College System. Your charitable contribution makes a difference to College of Marin, our students, and the community. The federal tax I.D. number for the District is 68-0194359.

Marin Community College District has not applied for, or received, tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Consequently, the Marin Community College District has no IRS tax-exempt number or IRS determination letter.

However, government entities may be asked to provide tax-exempt numbers or determination letters to prove their status as tax-exempt or charitable entities. For example, applications for grants from private foundations or charitable organizations generally require this information as part of the application process, donors frequently ask for this information as substantiation that their contributions are tax deductible and vendors may ask for this to substantiate exemptions from certain state sales taxes or from certain excise taxes.

As a special service to government entities that have no determination letter, the IRS issues a government affirmation letter. This letter describes the government entity exemption from Federal Income tax and cites applicable Internal Revenue Code sections pertaining to deductible contributions and income exclusion. Most organizations and individuals will accept a government affirmation letter as the substantiation they need.

The Internal Revenue Service does not provide tax-exempt numbers for government entities. Government entities use their Federal TINs (Taxpayer Identification Numbers), also referred to as EINs (Employer Identification Numbers).

Download printable PDF (2 pages) of the government affirmation letter for the Marin Community College District.


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Mission Statement: College of Marin’s commitment to educational excellence is rooted in our mission to provide excellent educational opportunities for all members of our diverse community by offering: preparation for transfer to four-year schools and universities; workforce education; basic skills improvement/English as a Second Language; intellectual and physical development and lifelong learning; and cultural enrichment. The College of Marin is committed to responding to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment with a strong foundation of sustainability, which will instill environmental sensitivity in our students. (Approved at the April 20, 2010 Board Meeting)

College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of 112 public community colleges in California. Approximately 11,000 credit and noncredit students enroll annually.

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