Certifications of tax-exempt status are available to Parishes, Worshipping Communities, and Intentional Episcopal Communities (IEC) and upon request via the button below.
The Episcopal Church in Connecticut (ECCT) and all its Parishes, Worshipping Communities, and IECs are covered under a Group Exemption Letter (GEN 0702) issued to it by the United States Treasury Department dated September 19, 1944, in which the Treasury Department confirmed that The Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut and its Parishes and Missions are entitled to exemption from Federal income tax under section 101(6), now section 501(c)(3), of the Internal Revenue Code, and further The Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut d/b/a The Episcopal Church in Connecticut is not a private foundation as defined in section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Further that The Protestant Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut d/b/a The Episcopal Church in Connecticut, Meriden, is an ecclesiastical society chartered under the Ecclesiastical Society Act of the General Assembly of the State of Connecticut (A.D. 1877); and is governed by the Constitution and Canons of the Episcopal Diocese of Connecticut.’
Additional Tax Information for Churches and Religious Organizations is available on the IRS website.
Employer Identification Number
Each parish should attain its own EIN/Tax ID Number. Parishes are not authorized to use ECCT’s EIN number for tax or donation purposes. Parishes can use the IRS’s EIN Assistant to apply for an EIN as well as to track if and how the parish was originally registered.
If you are unable to locate your parish’s EIN, your payroll provider can often assist you. Contact them directly as they require this information in order to process your parish’s payroll.