710:65-13-33 - Children's homes and youth camps

710:65-13-33. Children's homes and youth camps

(a) Qualification for the exemption for children's homes located on church-owned property. The sale of tangible personal property or services to children's homes located on church-owned property and operated by a qualified organization is exempt from sales tax. "Qualified organization" means, for purposes of this Section, an organization which is exempt from taxation pursuant to the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. Section 501(c)(3). [See: 68 O.S. § 1357(15)]

(b) Qualification for the exemption for certain children's homes supported by one or more churches. The sale of tangible personal property or services to children's homes supported or sponsored by one or more churches, whose members serve as trustees of the children's home, is exempt from sales tax. [See: 68 O.S. § 1356(27)]

(c) Qualification for the exemption for certain youth camps. The sale of tangible personal property or services to youth camps supported or sponsored by one or more churches, whose members serve as trustees of the youth camp, is exempt from sales tax. [See: 68 O.S. § 1356(29)]

(d) Application process. Application for exemption is made by submitting to the Taxpayer Assistance Division, Oklahoma Tax Commission, 2501 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73194, a completed Form 13-16-A, contained in Packet E available telephonically at (405) 521-3160 or online at www.tax.ok.gov along with the applicable documentation set forth in (e) of this Section:

(e) Supporting documentation required.

(1) Children's homes on church property. Children's homes on church property must submit the following documentation:

(A) A letter from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recognizing the organization as exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to 26 U.S.C. § 501(c)(3); and

(B) Documentation evidencing church ownership of the property where the children's home is located.

(2) Children's homes supported by churches. Children's homes supported or sponsored by churches must submit the following documentation:

(A) The name(s) of the church(es) which support or sponsor the home;

(B) The names of the members who serve as trustees of the home; and

(C) The amount that each church contributes each year.

(3) Youth camps. Youth camps must submit the following documentation:

(A) The name(s) of the church(es) which support or sponsor the camp; and

(B) The names of the church members who serve as trustees of the camp.

Added at 14 Ok Reg 2711, eff 6-26-97; Amended at 16 Ok Reg 2653, eff 6-25-99; Amended at 18 Ok Reg 2823, eff 6-25-01; Amended at 25 Ok Reg 2070, eff 7-1-08; Amended at 27 Ok Reg 2308, eff 7-11-10

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