The non-profit status of Overeaters Anonymous, Inc., covers the World Service Office, the World Service Business Conference, and the Board of Trustees. The WSO can provide a letter explaining this and stating that your group is registered with Overeaters Anonymous. Some banks may find this satisfactory; others will not. Some intergroups have their own non-profit status, which may include the affiliated groups. In general, it is not practical for a group to apply for its own non-profit status. The paperwork is challenging and usually requires the assistance of a lawyer and a CPA to complete.