Organizations that provide services for the mutual aid and benefit of their members; that ordinarily have a lodge system whereby activities are carried out under a form of organization that comprises local branches, chartered by a parent organization and largely self-governing, and that make provision for the payment of death benefits, and for benefits in case of accident, sickness, or old age. This code is used exclusively for organizations exempt from federal taxes under 501(c)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Key words: Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystics; Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Blue Knights Motorcycle Club; Columbiettes Inc.; Fraternal Order of Eagles; Free Masons; Freemasonry; Grand Lodge Ancient Order of Mysteries; Independent Telephone Pioneer Association; Knights of Columbus; Knights Templar; Maonic Lodges; Masonic Order; Royal & Select Masters; Order of the Eastern Star; Supreme Emblem Club; The Shrine of North America
Scope notes: USE this code only for organizations exempt from federal taxes under 501(c)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code. For similar organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under 501 (c)(3) USE either S80, S81 or S82.
Includes: Fraternal Order of Police organizations exempt under IRC section 501(c)(8).
For users whose NTEE-CC system has not enabled this code, USE Y40 instead.
Code reinstated 5/2005
See also: Farm Bureau, Grange