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Civil Air Patrol was established in 1941, and was chartered by Congress in 1946 as outlined in 36 U.S.C. §403. CAP was recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization by the IRS in 1947. The aviation education program of CAP qualifies as a "nonprofit educational organization" for purposes of the exemption from retailers, manufacturers, communications, and transportation taxes.

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