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.

#3 think it's ok

by mlefevre

Saturday August 30th, 2003 5:00 AM

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I'm no tax lawyer either, but as far as I know, this isn't illegal. Giving money to OSAF on condition that they gave to the Republican Party, or to Microsoft wouldn't be allowed, because OSAF wouldn't be able to justify giving money to those organisations within the purposes they exist for. As long as OSAF can satisfy their auditors and the IRS (or maybe the IRC, as the article says ;) that the Mozilla Foundation is spending the donations in a way that furthers the goals of OSAF, it's ok. AIUI. IANAL. etc...