【邱朝欣 撰稿】Austin, Texas, 2017年7月18日 奧斯汀华裔联盟于日前收到美国税务局（IRS）通知，正式获得501(c)(3) 公益组织的认证。根据国税局的来信，奥斯汀华裔联盟可以接受免税捐赠。
Austin, Texas, July 18, 2017 Austin Chinese-American Network (ACAN) has received a letter from the Internal Revenue Services that approved ACAN as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The letter informed ACAN that “we determined you’re exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 501(c)(3).” The IRS letter further explained that “Donors can deduct contributions they make to you under IRC Section 170.” And “You’re also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under Section 2055, 2106, or 2522.”
Austin Chinese-American Network devotes itself to serving local Chinese-American community, to promoting Chinese-American unity and solidarity, and to protecting rights and interests of the Chinese-Americans. ACAN strives to raise awareness of Chinese culture, to promote Chinese-American interest in public affairs, to encourage participations in community services, and to develop community leaders. Since the formal establishment in March 2017, ACAN has organized or sponsored more than thirty various community events covering areas such as education, community services, leisure living, performing arts, photographing and more. More events for the rest of the year are planned.
ACAN sincerely invites local community members to join our organization and support our cause. Utilizing the ACAN platform, we will work together to serve the community and to chart a brighter future for our fellow Chinese-Americans. ACAN accepts both individual members (annual membership fee $15) and family members (annual membership fee $25 for up to four family members). For more information or to get involved, please visit ACAN official website: http://www.austinchineseamericannetwork.org/