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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 providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community by offering: preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; associate degrees and certificates; career technical education; basic skills improvement; English as a second language; lifelong learning; and community and cultural enrichment. College of Marin responds to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment that promotes social and environmental responsibility. (Approved at the April 11, 2015 Board Meeting)

College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: College of Marin is one of 113 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.

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