I just received a voice mail and then an email from Mr. Lawyer telling me about a letter he received from the IRS today. Here is the first part of that letter which he emailed to me . . .
We are pleased to inform you that upon review of your application for tax exempt status we have determined that you are exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the Code. You are also gualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. Because this letter could help resolve any questions regarding your exempt status, you should keep it in your permanent records.
YEAH!!! YEAH!!! Margaritas for everyone!!! Our effective date is January 26, 2OO9!
This means that we can finally apply for some grants!! And all that goes with being a 501(c) (3)organization. This was quite a hump to get past, believe me. And to have the IRS approve us so quickly is most, most awesome indeed!!
How exciting for Second Chance Greyhounds, the prison program, and all the Greyhounds we will be able to place into homes!! And what a relief! :)
Obviously I am psyched!!