By John Francis Reilly, Carter C. Hull, and Barbara A. Braig Allen
Purpose This article discusses issues relating to the tax-exempt status under IRC 501(c)(6) of business leagues, chambers of commerce, boards of trade, and similar organizations. As of March 31, 2002, there were 71,032 organizations recognized as tax-exempt under IRC 501(c)(6).
IRC 501(c)(6) provides for exemption of business leagues, chambers of commerce, real estate boards, boards of trade, and professional football leagues (whether or not administering a pension fund for football players), which are not organized for profit and no part of the net earnings of which inures to the benefit of any private shareholder or individual.
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