Sons of Union Veterans of The Civil War
Office of the Commander-in-Chief
Donald D. Palmer Jr., Commander-in-Chief
147 Lucerne Place
Ballwin, MO 63011
General Order #16
18 March 2012
Per Chapter II, Article V, Section 3(b) of the Regulations, Departments are required to submit Entity Identification Number (EIN) reports to the National organization on or before 15 March each year. Based on feedback from National Treasurer Richard Orr, less than half of the Departments have complied.
These reports shall consist of EIN number and IRS contact person for each Camp. Contact information shall include name, address, telephone number and e-mail address (if applicable).
This is a relatively new requirement, and given the large number of Departments that are delinquent, I have concluded that this requirement was not effectively communicated by the National organization. As such, I am allowing Departments to submit their EIN reports late, but they must be received by PCinC Orr no later than 23 March.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires EIN reports to be submitted by 01 April. Failure to file on time puts our tax exempt status at risk. It has taken the National organization several years to pull back into good standing with the IRS, and as such, we cannot afford another misstep.
I can’t stress enough the importance of complying with this General Order as PCinC Orr is already operating under a compressed schedule. Given the importance of this submittal, Departments delinquent after 23 March will not be in good standing with the National organization and face, at a minimum, suspension of their charters.
Ordered this 18th Day of March 2012.
Donald D. Palmer Jr.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
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