Charles Town Presbyterian Church’s Federal tax-exempt organization EIN: 55-6008706
PCUSA’s Group Exemption Number 1617.
All member churches in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) are automatically under the group exemption. Because of the nature of group exemptions, churches, presbyteries and synods are not listed individually in the IRS database.
This personalized letter is written proof that your church is an active member of the denomination and, therefore, qualified under our group ruling. With the inclusion of the church’s EIN, along with PCUSA’s EIN and group exemption number, entities that are looking for confirmation of tax exemption can locate PCUSA in the IRS database and know by the personalized letter that your church is also tax exempt.
Major corporations and foundations are well-versed in how group exemptions work and understand that the personalized letter is an “IRS approved” method of confirming tax exemption.