All MLA chapters have group tax exemption as subordinates of MLA. (Minutes, 02/1993, II)

Chapters may assess annual dues to cover expenses connected with chapter activities. (Constitution and Bylaws, Article VIII.D; Handbook, VII.C)

Changes to a Chapter’s by-laws, structure, or chair, and a description of gross income over $50,000 must be reported to the Administrative Officer annually by the date specified in the official calendar in order to retain the Chapter’s tax-exempt status with the IRS. (Handbook, VII.C)

Chapter grants must be in round numbers in increments of no less than $50. (Minutes, 10/2002, IX.C) When grants of support are made to a chapter, the excess of the grant over the amount expended need not be reimbursed to the national organization but may be used by the chapter for projects of a similar nature. (Handbook, VII.F)

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The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.