Remember that PTA recommends three programs for every one fundraiser.
Examples of Programs:
Free to student programs (field trips, educational speakers/programs)
Free to community events
Free to parent education events
Examples of Fundraisers (ANYTHING that you charge for):
Restaurant Nights/Eat for a Cause Night
Box Tops for Education
Spirit Rock at school people can pay to get a message painted for someone
Paint a ceiling tile
The President is the only person who can sign contracts for the PTA
All fundraisers must be approved by a vote of the membership
A Local or Council PTA is required to have a sales and use tax permit if the PTA sells tangible items, other than on the designated tax-free days.
Once a PTA has received a sales and use tax permit, the PTA must file the required reports, either quarterly or annually, even if the amount of sales tax collected is zero.
TX PTA Treasurers Guide (pages 23-26)