The University’s Tax Status

The University of Miami is an IRC § 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We have maintained our tax-exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service for over 70 years.

Donors may deduct contributions to the University as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Bequests , legacies, devises, transfers, or gifts to UM are deductible for Federal estate and gift tax purposes if they meet the applicable provisions of IRC §§ 2055, 2106, and 2522.

IRS Determination Letter

Florida Certificate of Status

Florida Substitute W-9 Form

IRS Form W-9

How to verify our Tax Exempt status on the IRS web site

The following are step by step instructions for how to quickly verify the University of Miami’s tax-exempt status on the IRS web site.

  1)    Point your browser to the following URL:
  2)    Click on “Exempt Organizations Select Check” (
  3)    Select the “Limit search to organizations that are eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions” radio button
  4)    Under the Name field, type” University of Miami” with quotations
  5)    Type “Coral Gables” for City, and select Florida for State
  6)    Click the Search button

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