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The issue is that you may not just apply for EIN...
In order to issue EIN - it should be assigned to a separated legal entity or a physical person..
So - if you want to have EIN assigned to the class reunion - you need to form an entity.
That might be a partnership OR a non-for-profit organization - that would be your choice but only when you have a legal entity - that entity may apply for EIN.
A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons/entities who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person/entity contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business.
You may have a partnership - that is not an issue - but generally a class reunion is not to carry on a trade or business.
If you still want to have a separate organization - you would benefits if you create a social club
The social club may be tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(7)
Guidelines for tax-exempt social clubs
4.76.16 Exempt Organizations Examination Guidelines - Social and Recreational Clubs - IRM §501(c)(7)
126.96.36.199 Exempt Organizations Determinations Manual - Social and Recreational Clubs
188.8.131.52 Exempt Organizations Tax Manual - Computation of Unrelated Business Taxable Income for Social Clubs
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