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Linux and Main: Delaware: KDE League, Federally Tax-Exempt, Is Reinstated

Oct 08, 2002, 15:00 (24 Talkback[s])
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"The KDE League, Inc., filed papers purporting that it had a federal grant of tax-exempt nonprofit status as part of its articles of incorporation in Delaware on October 2000, according to the Delaware Secretary of State's Division of Corporations.

"If the tax exemption was in fact granted--as the Delaware office says the KDE League claimed it was--then the organization is, despite claims to the contrary, obligated under federal law to disclose its financial dealings.

"At issue is whether the organization does or does not have what is called 501(c) status. Generally, what are called business league organizations are governed by the 501(c)(6) section of the tax code. But according to the Secretary of State's division that handles corporate matters, the KDE League said when it filed its corporate papers on October 5, 2000, that it was a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, a section of the law that covers charitable organizations..."

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