If you are a Non-Profit Organization and you wish to apply for an Exempt (E) number, your organization should send a cover letter using your organization's letter head requesting the exemption, and include a copy of the following:
Note: There is no fee for this service and no form is provided by the Illinois Department of Revenue. A charitable organization isn't necessarily qualified because it has a charter from the Secretary of State’s office designating it as a not-for-profit corporation, or an exemption from federal taxes under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Although the information is relevant, it doesn't prove the charitable nature of the organization.
Please refer to the Illinois Administrative Code; Section 130.2007.
The information outlined above should be sent to the following address:
Sales Tax Exemption Section 3-520
Illinois Department of Revenue
101 W Jefferson St
Springfield IL 62702-5145
Or apply online using MyTax Illinois, our online account management program. If you have questions, visit our website or contact us weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at 217 782-8881 or email us at email@example.com.
For more information please refer to PIO-37, Sales & Property Tax Exemptions, or refer to our Publication 104 for a list of common sales tax exemptions. This publication identifies several of the most common sales tax exemptions, explains how retailers and service persons must document sales of tax-exempt items, and provides references to the Illinois Administrative Code for each exemption. For a complete listing refer to the Illinois Administrative Code; Section 130.120.