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Killiondude 18:06, 18 March 2011 (UTC)Reply

tweaked deductibility of donations

I tweaked deductibility of donations a little. Looks like you're the last editor to touch the part I changed. Please review. diff --Jeremyb (talk) 00:45, 28 March 2013 (UTC)Reply

We have sent you an email to see if our proposal make sense to you. I will ask Missy to post here. Take care. Gbrigham (talk) 23:47, 18 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yeah, thanks, got it. I owe you a reply. I wasn't clear if you wanted me to try to implement any of that for you or if you just wanted my opinion? I assume a bunch of LCA is busy with Milan. (enjoy!) --Jeremyb (talk) 23:50, 18 April 2013 (UTC)Reply


Change 1: For the "Deductibility of Donations" page on wikimediafoundation.org (http://wikimediafoundation.org/wiki/Deductibility_of_donations):

(a) The bolded statement under the United States flag reading "Donations may be tax-deductible in the U.S." is fine.

(b) The paragraph that follows this bolded statement should be slightly amended to read as follows (with my additions shown below in bold):

"The Wikimedia Foundation Inc., a Florida not-for-profit corporation, is registered as a charitable organization with the State of Florida's Division of Consumer Services, a division of the State of Florida's Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and may lawfully solicit donations under Florida law. The Foundation has been granted official tax exempt status (section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code) from the United States Internal Revenue Service. Tax-exempt status was granted in April 2005 and is retroactive back to the date of creation of the Foundation: June 20, 2003. Donations are tax-deductible in the U.S. to the extent permitted by law. Please contact a tax professional for the details of deducting such a donation."

The language in bold above replaces a statement currently in bold reading "You may deduct donations from your federally-taxable income."

Change 2: For the left side bar of the Wikimedia Foundation Blog (http://blog.wikimedia.org):

Currently, under a graphic that reads "SUPPORT WIKIPEDIA" with a Wikipedia puzzle piece, there is a blurb reading as follows: "Your donation will support Wikipedia and its sister projects, and is tax-deductiblein the United States."

This blurb under the graphic should be changed to read as follows: "Your donation will support Wikipedia and our movement and may be tax-deductible in the U.S."

Staff account

Hello Geoff,

For as far as I know, staff accounts usually have the WMF part in parentheses (like Philippe's account), so the account creation of 'Gbrigham WMF' at the wiki for Wikimania 2013 caught my eye. To be sure, can you confirm if that is indeed an account of yours?

Kind regards, Mathonius (talk) 23:37, 16 April 2013 (UTC)Reply

Also, that's an SUL wiki so you should be able to log in with the same username and password as on most of our public wikis. (looks like w:User:Geoffbrigham is also you. must be because dchen edited it recently and it has the staff global right. see [1], [2]) --Jeremyb (talk) 23:47, 16 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Yes, this is me.  :) Thanks. Gbrigham (talk) 23:43, 18 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
To clarify (and because I've gotten a couple of questions in my mailbox about it), Geoff uses User:Gbrigham here, and uses User:Geoffbrigham on the main projects. I'm not sure where the WMF one came from, though. :-) Philippe (WMF) (talk) 09:55, 19 April 2013 (UTC)Reply
Thanks for the response and the clarification. :) Regards, Mathonius (talk) 22:51, 1 May 2013 (UTC)Reply