Federal Tax Exempt Status
The University is exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code; more specifically, the University is a Section 501(c)(3) organization. This is often referred to as “nonprofit status”.
- Federal nonprofit status should not be confused with sales tax exempt status. More information about sales tax.
University departments may receive requests for a “tax determination letter” or “501(c)(3) letter”. These requests are often in connection with a grant application or a potential gift to the University. To aid in responding to these requests, a copy of the University’s determination letter from the IRS dated June 17, 1974 is available at the following link:
University of Alabama 501(c)(3) letter
- The 501(c)(3) letter is not proof of sales tax exemption. More information about sales tax.
IRS 501(c)(3) letters for the following University-related entities are provided at the links below: