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Announcement: Harm Reduction Circle Has Re-classification our NTEE Code

What is an NTEE Code:

The National Taxonomy of Exempt Entities (NTEE) system was developed by the National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS) & is used by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) & NCCS to classify tax-exempt organizations.

How NTEE Codes Are Selected:

Based on the organization's mission, activities & organizational type a specialist from the IRS assigns an NTEE code to each organization a part of the process of closing a case when the organization is recognized as tax-exempt.

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Structure of NTEE Codes:

All nonprofit organizations are divided into 10 broad categories as follows:

Major Group

I. Arts, Culture, and Humanities - A

II. Education - B

III. Environment and Animals - C, D

IV. Health - E, F, G, H

V. Human Services - I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P

VI. International, Foreign Affairs - Q

VII. Public, Societal Benefit - R, S, T, U, V, W

VIII. Religion Related - X

IX. Mutual/Membership Benefit - Y

X. Unknown, Unclassified - Z

Decile Codes

Decile codes subdivide organizations into major groups by specific activity areas. Each Major Group has its own unique selection of activities.

Common Codes

Common codes represent the activities of organizations.m The 7 common codes used are:

01 Alliance/Advocacy Organizations

02 Management and Technical Assistance

03 Professional Societies/Associations

05 Research Institutes and/or Public Policy Analysis

11 Monetary Support - Single Organization

12 Monetary Support - Multiple Organizations

19 Nonmonetary Support Not Elsewhere Classified

Old Code vs. New Code:

When we became a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization a specialist from the IRS categorized us as F21. After careful consideration, we've requested to be reclassified to F0121 which is a composite of two distinct NTEE codes.

F01 - Organizations whose activities focus on influencing public policy within the mental health, crisis intervention major group area. Includes a variety of activities from public education and influencing public opinion to lobbying national & state legislatures.

F21 - Substance abuse prevention, which includes organizations that provide substance abuse education programs for people who are at risk for substance abuse in an effort to prevent their involvement with drugs &/or alcohol.

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