HOW TO CREATE A BOOSTER CLUB IN NEW MEXICO

If you seek to create a booster club in New Mexico, you may have several questions about how to do so. After all, there are numerous state and federal laws booster club founders must be mindful of when creating their organization. The process to create the correct New Mexico booster club structure is a long one, especially if you are lost on how to begin to build your New Mexico booster club. The following article contains information you may find useful in your endeavor to found a New Mexico booster club.

Consult the New Mexico Secretary of State Website For Your Booster Club

If you are seeking the information and materials necessary to meet state requirements as you build your New Mexico booster club, you should visit the New Mexico Secretary of State website. The New Mexico Secretary of State website provides a variety of resources needed to create the correct New Mexico booster club structure. This website provides general information for corporations in New Mexico, which may be useful to those just starting out in the booster club creation process. Information about forms and fees needed to create a nonprofit corporation can also be found on this site. Additionally, the New Mexico Secretary of State website also provides a corporation search engine through which you can begin to determine the availability of your desired booster club name. States typically try to avoid having two organizations with the same name, so you may want to have a few name options picked out in case your first choice for a name is already taken.

Consult the IRS Website for your New Mexico Booster Club

The IRS website provides federal rules and resources that may be useful for booster clubs, such as information about forms nonprofits may have to submit to found a New Mexico booster club. The IRS also provides tax information for nonprofits, which you may find particularly useful if you decide to make your booster club a tax exempt organization. Employee Identification Number (EIN) application guidelines are also provided on the IRS website. An EIN may be needed to submit certain forms and to open a booster club bank account. The IRS website provides information on multiple ways to apply for an EIN, making the process of applying for an EIN that much easier.

Make Sure Your New Mexico Booster Club Applies for Tax Exempt Status

As you prepare to create a booster club in New Mexico, you may want to consider making your booster club a tax exempt organization. Tax exempt status can be beneficial for a booster club in numerous ways, since organizations with this status avoid the requirements and costs associated with not being tax exempt. Federal guidelines for tax exemption application can be found on the IRS website.  The Hurwit & Associates website provides guidelines for state and federal tax exemption application in New Mexico, as well as information on other forms you may have to submit to found a New Mexico booster club.

Open Your New Mexico Booster Club Bank Account

In order for a booster club to function properly, booster club finances must be managed in an organized manner. Without clear protocol for managing club finances, mismanagement of booster club funds becomes more likely. A booster club bank account will provide some of the structure you will need to properly manage your booster club funds.  Additionally, a booster club bank account expands the methods through which your booster club can conduct fundraising, especially when it comes to online fundraising. Booster club websites with the capability to accept online donations can often be set up so that these donations are deposited almost directly into your booster club bank account. The legalzoom website provide general guidelines for creating a bank account for a nonprofit organization, although you will still want to carefully consult the different rules and benefits of different banks.

 

Although it is not a simple task to create to correct New Mexico booster club structure, careful consultation of state and federal laws before you get too far in the process can certainly help you avoid mistakes. Once you create a booster club in New Mexico and commence booster club operations, all the hard work you put into your booster club will begin to positively impact your community.

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