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digitalmars.D.announce - The D Language Foundation is now a tax exempt non-profit organization

reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a public 
charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The 
decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.

This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being that 
individuals and organizations may make tax deductible bequests, devises, 
transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We will mull over defining 
donation and sponsorship packages in the near future. If interesting in 
donating spontaneously, feel free to reach out to us via email at 
foundation dlang.org.

Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked for and 
supported this initiative.



Thanks,

Andrei
Aug 29 2016
next sibling parent Seb <seb wilzba.ch> writes:
On Monday, 29 August 2016 at 17:03:34 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a 
 public charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 
 501(c)(3). The decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.

 This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being 
 that individuals and organizations may make tax deductible 
 bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We 
 will mull over defining donation and sponsorship packages in 
 the near future. If interesting in donating spontaneously, feel 
 free to reach out to us via email at foundation dlang.org.

 Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked 
 for and supported this initiative.



 Thanks,

 Andrei
Wow!!! This is amazing! Let's make some noise :) https://www.reddit.com/r/programming/comments/5069g6/the_d_language_foundation_is_now_a_tax_exempt/ (posted to Hacker News too)
Aug 29 2016
prev sibling next sibling parent Robert burner Schadek <rburners gmail.com> writes:
Awesome Job
Aug 29 2016
prev sibling next sibling parent jmh530 <john.michael.hall gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 August 2016 at 17:03:34 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a 
 public charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 
 501(c)(3). The decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.

 This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being 
 that individuals and organizations may make tax deductible 
 bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We 
 will mull over defining donation and sponsorship packages in 
 the near future. If interesting in donating spontaneously, feel 
 free to reach out to us via email at foundation dlang.org.

 Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked 
 for and supported this initiative.



 Thanks,

 Andrei
Are you familiar with: https://doublethedonation.com/ https://causes.benevity.org/
Aug 29 2016
prev sibling next sibling parent Steven Schveighoffer <schveiguy yahoo.com> writes:
On 8/29/16 1:03 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a public
 charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The
 decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.

 This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being that
 individuals and organizations may make tax deductible bequests, devises,
 transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We will mull over defining
 donation and sponsorship packages in the near future. If interesting in
 donating spontaneously, feel free to reach out to us via email at
 foundation dlang.org.

 Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked for and
 supported this initiative.
Awesome! -Steve
Aug 29 2016
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Craig Dillabaugh <craig.dillabaugh gmail.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 August 2016 at 17:03:34 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a 
 public charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 
 501(c)(3). The decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.

 This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being 
 that individuals and organizations may make tax deductible 
 bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We 
 will mull over defining donation and sponsorship packages in 
 the near future. If interesting in donating spontaneously, feel 
 free to reach out to us via email at foundation dlang.org.

 Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked 
 for and supported this initiative.



 Thanks,

 Andrei
Thanks for your work on this Andrei.
Aug 29 2016
parent Walter Bright <newshound2 digitalmars.com> writes:
On 8/29/2016 1:42 PM, Craig Dillabaugh wrote:
 Thanks for your work on this Andrei.
Yes, Andrei took charge of this and did all the work. Thank you!
Aug 29 2016
prev sibling next sibling parent Rikki Cattermole <alphaglosined gmail.com> writes:
Awesome!

So has anybody got some games they'd be willing to put on a 
humble bundle ;)
Aug 29 2016
prev sibling next sibling parent reply Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
Andrei,

This is splendid news for the purveying of the D Programming language.
=C2=A0The question is though: this covers the USA what about the Rest of th=
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World?

For the language itself it is almost irrelevant where the owning
foundation is located as long as it is a charitable venture in its
jusridiction of incorporation. However for financial issues, the
jurisdiction is critical. Getting USA-wide charitable status is great,
well-done on that, particularly in the context of the atitude of IRS to
charitable foundations a couple of years ago. However the EU and other
parts of the world will not be covered by this, and I am not sure there
is any form of reciprocal arrangement.=C2=A0

On Mon, 2016-08-29 at 13:03 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-
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Aug 30 2016
next sibling parent qznc <qznc web.de> writes:
On Tuesday, 30 August 2016 at 12:36:12 UTC, Russel Winder wrote:
 Andrei,

 This is splendid news for the purveying of the D Programming 
 language.  The question is though: this covers the USA what 
 about the Rest of the World?
For Germany this would probably require a separate application to the tax office to become a "gemeinn├╝tzige Organisation" (charitable organization). It seems [0] within the EU, it is enough for the donor to proof charity by including the charter in the tax declaration, but not for the US. [0] https://www.steuertipps.de/anlegen-vererben-spenden/themen/wann-sind-spenden-an-auslaendische-stiftungen-absetzbar
Aug 30 2016
prev sibling parent reply Andrei Alexandrescu <SeeWebsiteForEmail erdani.org> writes:
On 08/30/2016 08:36 AM, Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce wrote:
 Andrei,

 This is splendid news for the purveying of the D Programming language.
  The question is though: this covers the USA what about the Rest of the
 World?

 For the language itself it is almost irrelevant where the owning
 foundation is located as long as it is a charitable venture in its
 jusridiction of incorporation. However for financial issues, the
 jurisdiction is critical. Getting USA-wide charitable status is great,
 well-done on that, particularly in the context of the atitude of IRS to
 charitable foundations a couple of years ago. However the EU and other
 parts of the world will not be covered by this, and I am not sure there
 is any form of reciprocal arrangement.
Unless we have a sort of branch in other countries, I don't see what we can do here. -- Andrei
Aug 30 2016
next sibling parent Russel Winder via Digitalmars-d-announce writes:
On Tue, 2016-08-30 at 10:25 -0400, Andrei Alexandrescu via Digitalmars-
d-announce wrote:
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 Unless we have a sort of branch in other countries, I don't see what
 we=C2=A0
 can do here. -- Andrei
Understood, but without a solution it means no-one outside the USA can contribute and have the D Foundation receive the tax benefit of a charitable gift. From what I can tell PSF has't bothered to solve this, it is a USA organisation for USA people. Also I think donations are in US$, which means non-US$ donors bear the conversion cost. Someone has to because the banks are not charities, but it is annoying that non US$ donations get "taxed" twice.=C2=A0 --=20 Russel. =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D=3D= =3D=3D Dr Russel Winder t: +44 20 7585 2200 voip: sip:russel.winder ekiga.n= et 41 Buckmaster Road m: +44 7770 465 077 xmpp: russel winder.org.uk London SW11 1EN, UK w: www.russel.org.uk skype: russel_winder
Aug 30 2016
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On 08/30/2016 05:25 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
 Unless we have a sort of branch in other countries, I don't see what we=
 can do here. -- Andrei
EU branch of D foundation would be interesting but I think it is much premature to think about that :) --nf57EmoCfTiUQW3c9s0mUo52h9sM4hRd1--
Aug 30 2016
prev sibling parent Jon Degenhardt <jond noreply.com> writes:
On Monday, 29 August 2016 at 17:03:34 UTC, Andrei Alexandrescu 
wrote:
 We're happy to report that the D Language Foundation is now a 
 public charity operating under US Internal Revenue Code Section 
 501(c)(3). The decision is retroactive to September 23, 2015.

 This has wide-ranging implications, the most important being 
 that individuals and organizations may make tax deductible 
 bequests, devises, transfers, or gifts to the Foundation. We 
 will mull over defining donation and sponsorship packages in 
 the near future. If interesting in donating spontaneously, feel 
 free to reach out to us via email at foundation dlang.org.

 Many thanks are due to the folks in this community who asked 
 for and supported this initiative.
Fantastic! Congrats, nice work!
Aug 30 2016