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Giving to the Web Foundation, and Tax Exempt Status

Web Foundation · December 18, 2009

The Web Foundation depends on grants and individual gifts in order to conduct planned programs, and achieve our ambitious objectives. Many thanks to those who have already donated through our Web site, and to the more than 100 talented people who have volunteered to help us.

Good news arrived yesterday from Swiss counsel Benoit Merkt: World Wide Web Foundation is now exempt from income and wealth taxes as well as gift and inheritance taxes at cantonal (Geneva) and federal levels from the date of its constitution (earlier this year) through December 2019. This tax exemption determination can be found on our public Web site.  Prior to this, we were given provisional tax-exempt status.

The Web Foundation is also a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity in the United States, thus offering donors a tax deduction for making contributions to our work.

As 2009 draws to a close, I hope you will consider being one of the first to contribute funding, effort and ideas to the Web Foundation.  Please let me know if you have any questions or comments on the donation process.  And thanks so much for your support…

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