Fundraising Update

Just a brief note… I’ve disabled the current fundraiser page because Google Checkout has suspended our account. I will be launching a new fundraiser late tonight or early tomorrow using Paypal. Message from Google Checkout follows:

On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 3:19 AM, Google Checkout wrote:
> Hello,
>
> During a recent review, we were unable to verify your organization’s tax
> exempt status using the Federal Tax ID that you provided when signing up
> for your account. As a result, your Google Checkout account has been
> suspended.
>
> To reactivate your account, please respond to this message with a scanned
> copy of either your Federal IRS 990 tax form or an IRS Letter of
> Determination declaring your organization’s 501(c)3 or 501(c)6 tax exempt
> status. Please ensure your merchant ID appears on the documentation and
> that the company name and address noted on the documentation matches the
> company name and address listed in your Google Checkout merchant account.
>
> If you prefer, you may fax this information to 888 522 6614.
>
> For more information about accepting donations with Google Checkout, take
> a look at
> http://checkout.google.com/support/sell/bin/answer.py?answer=72721
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Radha
> The Google Checkout Team
>
>
>

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5 thoughts on “Fundraising Update

  1. Hah, I donated last year, and looked around and found nothing about tax exempt status, and simply assumed the MI's commitment to anarchism was so complete that they would not deign to apply for tax-exempt status.

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  2. I would be in a position to contribute more to C4SS if it reduced the amount I was compelled to turn over to armed gunmen. Assuming you don't object to decreased taxation by the State, I would suggest taking this as a sign that you should put more effort toward completing the 501(c)(3) process before so much time has passed that the State has disappeared.
    My recent post David Nolan- RIP

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