You're a non-profit. Is any of this tax deductible?

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rkulagow
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You're a non-profit. Is any of this tax deductible?

Post by rkulagow » Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:21 pm

Not as a charitable donation. Before any donation or membership fee can be considered a charitable donation in the USA, a non-profit must apply for and receive a 501(c)(3) status. This is a long and arduous process, which begins with us operating as an research and educational organization with respect to Open Source Software. This does not mean we will successfully obtain 501(c)(3) status, nor does our mission mean we will prevent users of non-commercial "freeware" software from using our member services. We may get 501(c)(3) status later, but that's several months in the future.

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