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

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Wed Sep 11 19:26:20 PDT 2013

Congratulations. This is great news. Massive kudos to Daniel for the tremendous work and perseverance.

Daniel Morissette <dmorissette at mapgears.com> wrote:
>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
>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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