Texas Nonprofit FAQ

How does a nonprofit organization, including a nonprofit corporation, become tax-exempt?

Exemption from federal taxes is determined by the IRS. IRS Publication 557, “How to Apply for Recognition of Exemption for an Organization,” describes the rules and procedures for requesting exemption. Questions about federal tax-exempt status can be directed to:

Exempt Organizations,
1100 Commerce,
Dallas, Texas 75242,
(214) 767-6023 [Customer Service],
(214) 767-0040

Exemption from Texas state taxes is determined by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts. Questions can be directed to:

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts,
Exempt Organizations Section,
(800) 531-5441 or (512) 463-4600,