[Board] OSGeo received its 501(c)(4) tax exempt status from the IRS

Carl Reed creed at opengeospatial.org
Wed Sep 11 19:27:47 PDT 2013

Well done! Not an easy task dealing with the IRS as a non-profit.



-----Original Message----- 
From: Daniel Morissette
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:38 PM
To: OSGeo-Board
Subject: [Board] OSGeo received its 501(c)(4) tax exempt status from the IRS

OSGeo Board and members

I am extremely pleased to inform you that OSGeo just received a
determination letter from the IRS confirming its 501(c)(4) tax exempt
status. Finally, after over 7 years of waiting this saga is over and we
can move on to more interesting stuff!

The letter also says "Effective date of Exemption: November 14, 2005",
so if I read that correctly that clears any potential tax implications
for past years of operations. We'll still have some filing to do to
clean things up (next on my plate), but at least the tax exempt status
is retroactive to day one of the creation of the Foundation.

Copy of the letter attached. Note that I believe we can ignore the
second page which relates to the original request for 501c3 status which
we changed to 501c4 but just in case I have asked the attorney to
confirm that we can safely ignore it.

Daniel (OSGeo Treasurer)

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