Firm Client Open Source Digital Voting Achieves 501(c)(3) Status After Six-Year Battle with IRS
The Internal Revenue Service recently granted 501(c)(3) status to firm client Open Source Digital Voting Foundation (OSDVF), after a six-year battle. In an excerpt from OSDVF's press release, Gregory Miller, co-executive director and chief development officer for OSDVF stated, "We are grateful to our outside tax counsel, Caplin Drysdale, who helped us press our case."
Excerpt taken from the press release.
"We've definitely learned things about how to handle a tax exempt application for an organization trying to provide public benefit in the form of software technology," said Miller. "There is clearly learning here, and a story yet to be told about what it took for us to achieve our 501(c)(3) standing—a status that every single attorney, CPA, or tax expert who reviewed our case believed we deserved," added Santoro. Miller also noted, "We are grateful to our outside tax counsel, Caplin Drysdale, who helped us press our case. Now its time to focus ahead, get to work, and raise awareness of the TrustTheVote Project and the improvements it can bring to public elections."