Links to an explanation of the IRS rules regarding fundraising.
Many homeschool organizations depend on fund raisers to help run their homeschool co-ops and support groups. These fund raisers could actually harm a group's chances of obtaining tax exempt status.
Can a homeschool parent take the Educators Expense deduction?
Are homeschool co-op fees tax deductible?
Carol Topp discusses "Who's Afraid of the IRS?" and discusses how the IRS sees homeschool co-ops.
How the IRS sees homeschool support groups and co-ops
We started as a homeschool group in 1998. I don’t think any bylaws or articles of incorporation were ever filed. So we were just an unincorporated association, as I leaned from reading your books. We are now adding classes to…
Should a homeschool group serve as a charity? Maybe, but maybe not.