To All Fans and Supporters,
Yesterday, I submitted a tank of papers to the IRS to make our little operation official. The bulk of which was IRS form 1023, an application for tax exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. This establishes us an applicant for public charity status as a tax exempt corporation.
Meaning that we can now accept tax deductible donations. Anyone who donates money to us will receive an official receipt allowing them to claim the amount as a tax deduction.
We do have to wait a little bit to get started, though. Our tax year is set to start on May 1.
In the next few days we will be finalizing our start-up plans. Some items in the hopper are social mixers in DC and CA, online donations, and a drive to recycle old stuff (donate old stuff that we can sell online).
This is an exciting time for all of us and we hope to share that excitement with you a we get the business operations started.
Throughout all of this we are also committing ourselves to professionalism and corporate responsibility. Two of the tenets that fulfill those goals, as outlined in our operating ByLaws below, are a commitment to transparency and zero waste.
To that end, we plan on sharing with the public all that we can. Our first move is to share our corporate organizing documents.
The Organizing Documents of A Clean Life
- Articles of Incorporation (doc)
- Corporate ByLaws (includes preamble and conflict of interest)
- Meeting Minutes of First Board Meeting
Thanks for all the support from everyone. This is a very important milestone and we are very excited!