Mozilla Foundation Donations Now Tax-Deductible

Friday August 29th, 2003

Via an arrangement with the Open Source Applications Foundation, donations to the Mozilla Foundation are now tax-deductible under IRC Section 501(c)(3) of the United States tax code. The Mozilla Foundation does not yet have the required certification for exemption under 501(c)(3) but OSAF does. Essentially, you send your donation to OSAF and they then pass it all on to the Mozilla Foundation. More information is available on the donations page.

#1 Hmm.

by jesusX <>

Friday August 29th, 2003 10:55 PM

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Ok, this is cool and all for those desiring write-offs on their donations, I thought under 501(c)(3) rules, it was illegal to specify that donations were to go to a specific party (other than the nonprofit itself), because it creates a potential loophole. i.e., donating to OSAF but specifying it is to go to is not permitted. Or am I misunderstanding something? I hope I am, seriously. I'm no tax lawyer as it is (nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night).