Saturday, February 23, 2008

Reinstatement as a 501c(6) Not-for-Profit Corporation Approved!

The FPC reinstatement as a 501c(6) not-for-profit corporation has finally been approved by the IRS. The FPC reinstatement by the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations had been previously approved. Thanks again to Randy Berridge and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council for the financial support of the work needed to do this, and to Bill Boyles and his firm, Gray-Robinson, for their persistence and diligence in getting this done for us.

If you need the Employer ID number (EIN), assigned by the State of Florida for the FPC, it is 593352840. Because the FPC is a trade organization, 501c(6) in the IRS classification, donations (including dues) are not deductible as a charitable donation. They may be deductible as a business expense, but you will need to consult with a tax advisor to determine this for your company.

Thanks for your continuing support of and participation in the Florida Photonics Cluster.

Jim Pearson
FPC Executive Director

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