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PTA
The PTA or Parent Teacher Association organization maintains a public relations profile for national school support. The national PTA is a formal membership organization headquartered in Chicago, IL with over 100 years of history working for children. PTA members are offered benefits in exchange for group dues. The PTA has a long list of high-profile affiliations. A portion of membership dues are forwarded to the state and national leadership. The PTA will continue to be a significant association for years to come.
PTO/PFO
The Parent Teacher Organization or Parent Faculty Organization are more recent and non-structured organizations that may or may not collect dues, have local guidelines rather than follow national rules, and pay little or no affiliation dues. These groups are most often single-school groups that operate under their own bylaws. Klein ISD has provided a group non-profit status for organizations that do not want to seek non-profit status on their own. Information on financial matters is provided on a separate PTO page. The Public School Network in Washington, DC has provided suggestions for building school support in communities.
Other helpful sites include:
Secretary of State
Check corporate name, questions on articles of incorporation and submission of articles of incorporation.
Corporations Section
Statutory Filing Division
Office of the Secretary of State
P.O. Box 13697
Austin, Texas 78711-3697
(512.463.5582)
IRS – To obtain EIN
IRS – To obtain EIN EIN Operation
Philadelphia, PA 19255
(800) 829-4933 (phone) (215)
516-3990 (fax)
IRS – to apply for recognition of exemption and related questions
Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 192
Covington, KY 41012-0192
(877) 829-5500 (phone)
State Comptroller
Request exempt status from sales and franchise taxes and related questions.
Tax Policy Division
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