State Leader Resources

State Chapter Update Form

To update your chapter’s officer list, please complete the State Chapter Update Form. Fax the completed form to 703-279-2114, or email it to

Treasurer’s Report- must be received by due dates below in order to receive rebates
Due dates:
    February 15 (for 6 months ending December 31)
    August 15 (for 6 months ending June 30)
Chapter Treasurer's Report, December 31
Chapter Treasurer's Report, June 30 

Chapter Roster Lists- please allow 5-7 business days for fulfillment 
Chapter rosters (in Excel format or adhesive mailing labels) may be requested from the national office and are provided free of charge to state chapters. Because renewals are processed daily, member contact information changes constantly. We highly encourage chapters to request an updated roster when they publish a newsletter a mailing is scheduled. Contact to request a roster. Please allow 5-7 business days to receive your roster.

Commercial General Liability Insurance Election- form is due December 31

It is important to ensure that all state chapters secure the appropriate liability insurance. ASTA has secured a group liability insurance policy for state chapters that elect to be named insureds. The policy includes general liability insurance at no cost to the chapter. The general liability coverage may be extended for special events but must be scheduled on the policy, and there may be an additional premium for certain events, including those lasting more than five days, those with more than 500 attendees, and day or overnight camps. Please click here for more details about special event coverage and exceptions that would require it. Questions regarding this general liability policy, along with requests for a certificate of liability insurance, should be directed to:

Piden Sok
Huntington T. Block
1120 20th Street, NW, 6th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20036
(202) 862-5346

Because insurance policies and issues vary greatly among states and events, please understand that the national office is unable to advise state chapters on specific insurance issues. State chapters MUST contact Piden Sok at Huntington T. Block. When requesting a certificate of liability insurance, be prepared to provide the following information: name of event, date(s) of event, venue name and address, contact name, address, and email address, and a summary of activities. Please allow 7 to 10 business days when requesting a certificate of liability insurance.

To include your chapter in the ASTA liability policy, please download the form HERE , complete it, and submit it to the National Office by December 31 each year.

Exemption from Federal Income Tax Under Section 501(c)(3)- form is due December 31
The IRS requires that the American String Teachers Association, Inc., annually update the subordinates information for those chapters choosing to be included in the 501(c)(3) group exemption. In an effort to provide the most up-to-date information to the IRS, please complete the following two lines (form found here ).

State Chapter Legal Name:_________________________________________

Employer Identification Number (EIN):________________________________

1099 Forms- due to individuals by January 31
All persons or contractors earning more than $600 annually from the state chapter must receive a Form 1099. These forms are due to individual(s) no later than January 31 of the following year and to the IRS no later than February 28 of the following year. For more information on the 1099 process, please visit

990 E-Postcard
Small tax-exempt organizations with annual gross receipts that are normally $50,000 or less may be required to electronically submit Form 990-N, also known as the e-Postcard, unless they choose to file a complete Form 990 or Form 990-EZ. For more information on the 990 process, please visit here. Make sure you file your IRS 990 annually!  Click on this document for how to file, why it's so important and what to do if you didn't file, click here.

If your chapter's exempt status was revoked and you need to apply for reinstatement, click this document  for helpful information and guidelines.

Helpful Links/Forms

State Chapter Handbook
Chapter Treasurer's Report, December 31   (Excel File)
Chapter Treasurer's Report, June 30   (Excel File)