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Can a federally recognized tribe qualify as a charitable organization exempt from taxation under IRC section 501(c)(3)?

This question gets asked frequently in the Nonprofit Resource Center. It is true that not all organizations qualify for 501(c)(3) status, including Indian Tribal Governments.  "A federally recognized tribe that exercises sovereign powers generally will not qualify for exemption as a charitable organization under IRC section 501(c)(3) because the exercise of sovereign powers is not a charitable purpose as defined by IRC section 501(c)(3)."  Read more about this topic on the IRS web site at http://www.irs.gov/govt/tribes/a

Summer Read Twins, Activate! by Laura Raphael

Have you ever experienced reading déjà vu? You’re reading along in some great new novel your friendly neighborhood librarian suggested (of course!)… and you get that fuzzy, peripheral-vision feeling that maybe you’ve read this before. The characters or the setting or just something feels familiar.

Celebrate Citizenship!

YWCA Tulsa is hosting Citizenship Day on July 28th from 9am-noon at the YWCA East Multicultural Center. This event will provide information to permanent residents who are interested in becoming US citizens. The first 50 people to RSVP to (918) 663-0377 will receive a free consultation with an immigration attorney, so call soon to register! Be sure to take your Permanent Resident Card (Green Card) along with you to qualify for a consultation. 

Sales Tax Holiday

Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday Announced for August 3-5, 2012

Oklahoma’s annual sales tax holiday begins on the first Friday in August and continues through the following Sunday. In 2012, the three-day holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 3, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 5. Certain clothing and shoe purchases are exempt from sales tax for this time period only. This includes state, city, county and local municipality sales taxes.

The Heat is On

It's July in Oklahoma, which means it's HOT. And HOT can be dangerous. Here are a few things to keep in mind during these dog days of summer.

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