A Wonderful Piece of News|
Posted: August 14th. 2000
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TWV wants to share with you, dear friends, a long anticipated letter from the Internal Revenue Service that we received this week. (dated -- August 2, 2000)
"Based on the information supplied, and assuming your operations will be as stated in your application for recognition of exemption, we have determined you are TAX EXEMPT FROM FEDERAL INCOME tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) effective April, 7 1997. Donors may deduct contributions to you as provided in section 170 of the code"."
YES! We FINALLY received our 501(c)(3) Federal Tax Exemption status from the IRS and in a bizarre twist they even made it retroactive to April 1997. We can finally say "Your donation to the Witches' Voice IS tax deductible"
Why this took three years (it usually takes 1-2) is another saga in itself... Although we have never bored you with the details here, it involved countless correspondences with the IRS and over 4 inches of screen shots and financials from our first two years on and off line. The data we had, the patience to wait for an answer we struggled with. BUT we wanted to do this right. With much help from our lawyer Michael J. Murphy, Esq. (Counselor at Law - Natick, Mass.) we DID do this in a manner that is correct and for the good of all.
All we can say is Whoo-Hoo! Fritz and I got so excited that we splurged on a couple of dairy-queen ice cream cones to celebrate. I know... I know... pretty wild stuff eh? hardly expect such behavior from such staid and usually stable folks... but we have been fighting for this for such a loooong time... and... and... OK, we're all calmed down now. Thank you for your attention. <grin>
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