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This information is being provided by MAFA to make our member guilds aware of information other guild members have learned in their research. We are neither tax accountants nor tax attorneys and the information on this website is not intended to serve as legal or tax advice.

Tax-Exempt Status

Tax-Exempt Status: How to Obtain It
Unincorporated Associations vs Corporations?
Gross receipts of less than $5000 per year — or more?

Tax-Exempt Status: How to Keep It
Annual filing requirement – for all nonprofits
How to get tax-exempt status reinstated if you lose it

Workshop Instructor Payments

Make sure you get a W-9 and issue a 1099 for your workshop instructors and outside speakers if their fee is $600 or more. You’ll also need to send a copy of the 1099 to IRS. Find more info here.

The easiest way of handling the W-9s is to send the W-9 along with the contract for signature. You can get a fillable-PDF W9 form here.

Need your website hosted?

MAFA will host your website for free. All you need to do is buy your domain name for a yearly cost of $15. Need help? MAFA’s webmaster can help you! After you or the MAFA webmaster creates the website, MAFA will host it on MAFA servers at no cost to you.

MAFA currently hosts these guilds’ websites:

Chautauqua County Weavers Guild, Westfield, NY
Chesapeake Weavers, Annapolis, MD
Fiber Guild of the Blue Ridge, Purcellville, VA
Palisades Guild of Spinners and Weavers, Upper Saddle River, NJ
Shore Fiber Arts Guild, Oakhurst, NJ
South Jersey Guild of Spinners & Handweavers, Moorestown, NJ
Tavern Spinners and Weavers Guild, Heathsville, VA
Weaver’s Guild of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

Contact our webmaster for full details.