[Foundation-l] 501(c)(3) status granted to Wikimedia Foundation

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Sat Apr 16 18:00:03 UTC 2005

Quoting from a letter from the IRS:

Dear Applicant:

We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for 
tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal 
income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Codfe. 
Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the Code.  You 
are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, 
transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. 
Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your 
extempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.

Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Code are further 
classified as either public charities or private foundations.  We 
determined that you are a public charity under the Code section(s) 
listen in the heading of this letter.


Hooray! Finally!

The effective date of the exemption is June 20, 2003 (our founding 
date), so this is fully retroactive.


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