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

Anne Ghisla a.ghisla at gmail.com
Fri Sep 13 02:46:53 PDT 2013

On Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:38:30 -0400
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
> 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)

Excellent news!

Thanks Daniel for all your work on this complex topic, and to all
people who contributed to reach this objective.

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