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Get a Charitable Exempt License

Get a Charitable Exempt
 
 
NAICS CODE: 813110    
                                                                                      
NAICS DESCRIPTION: Charitable Exempt means the request directly or indirectly for any contribution on the plea or representation that such contribution will or may be used for charitable purposes associated with the activities of a religious and/or educational organization and/or institution.
 
Endorsement Class: General Business
 
Legal Authority: DC Official Code: 44-1700; 47-2851; DC Municipal Regulations: Title 16, Chapter 13
 
License Duration: Two (2) or Four (4) Years             
Application Fee: $0                
Category License Fee: $0
10% Technology Fee: $0
Endorsement Fee: $0
Total Fee: $0
 
Application Requirements
All applicants for a Basic Business License must comply with the following DC Code requirements: 
 
Basic Business License Application
All applicants for a Basic Business License must complete an application, remit the associated payment, and submit the required supporting documentation.
 
Tax Number
All Applicants must provide a registered tax number (i.e., SSN or FEIN) at the time of application.
 
Affidavit
All applicants for a Basic Business License for the Charitable Exempt category must provide a completed, signed, dated and notarized Affidavit stating that the exemption under §501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 is in force and effect on the date of the submission of proof under this section.
 
Certificate of Occupancy
All applicants for a Basic Business License operating from a premise located in the District of Columbia must provide a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) for the premise address from which the business activity is conducted in order to demonstrate the activity does not conflict with building and zoning codes. If your organization operates from a property owned by the Federal or District of Columbia government, you are not required to provide Certificate of Occupancy information with your Basic Business License application. For more information, please contact the Office of the Zoning Administrator, (202) 442-4576, 1100 4th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024, (dcra.dc.gov/zoning).
 
Note: In some cases, a business operating in an office building may operate under the umbrella of the C of O issued to the owner of the building as long as the C of O is issued for the entire building. Check with the building owner or management company for the holder’s name, C of O number, and issue date. 
 
IRS Determination Letter
All applicants for a Basic Business License for the Charitable Exempt category must provide a Photostat or certified true copy of a ruling letter issued by the Internal Revenue Service of the United States Treasury Department holding the person claiming exemption under §4(b) of the Act to be exempt under §501 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
 
 
Application Submission Methods
 
Online.
You may apply for a Basic Business License and pay with a major credit/debit card via the DC Business Portal. Some categories are available for immediate printing. Get out of line and get online! APPLY ONLINE NOW!
 
In-Person.
You may apply for a Basic Business License in-person with cash, check, money order or a major credit/debit card by visiting the DCRA, Business License Center, 1100 4th Street, SW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20024. No appointments are required. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
Via Mail.
You may apply for a Basic Business License via mail. Please submit all requirements.
 
Mail complete application to:
Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs
Business Licensing Division
1100 4th Street, SW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20024
 
Note: Processing times for Basic Business Licenses submitted by mail may take up to 30 business days. Please consider applying online or in-person for the fastest turnaround.