Since when do you need a tax permit to give stuff away? A Louisiana church last week was ordered to stop giving away free water along Mardi Gras parade routes because they did not have the proper permits.
“We were given a cease and desist order,” said Matt Tipton, pastor of Hope Church in Metairie, LA. “We had no idea we were breaking the law.
”They weren't "selling" anything --they were "giving" water and coffee away. Source here!