[cryptome] Re: Disclosure of donor names: question

  • From: Michael Best <themikebest@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cryptome@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:45:56 -0500

Setting aside the lack of deductibility, make sure that that's okay first.
Regardless of what the check is made out to, or how the PayPal account is
registered, it might cause problems for John if it mixes nonprofit activities
and other ones. IRS is fierce and unpredictable, and even an innocent mistake
can result in fines or even Al Capone's fate - especially if the IRS is being
used politically or as a law enforcement substitute.

On Nov 19, 2015, at 2:35 PM, Ryan Carboni <ryacko@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Then make the check payable to John Young, not Cryptome.

On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 7:45 PM, Shelley <shelley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Greetings, Cryptomelings.

I saw a post earlier about non-profit status and it made me wonder: if I
donate for the archives, will my info remain protected? I've been thinking
about doing that so I have an "official" copy to seed.

Until I looked into it, I didn't even know there were different reporting
requirements for 501(c)3 orgs. Never thought about it before.

According to these,


Cryptome has to file a 990-PF. It seems that form requires disclosure of
names? At least that's what I think

I'm not all that concerned for myself, but people from all over the world
request these archives. They may have very valid reasons for not wanting
their names to be disclosed.

John? Can you please clarify and advise?


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