The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Internal Revenue Service has confirmed the status of Philipstown.Info, Inc., as a tax-exempt nonprofit organization as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is therefore eligible to receive contributions directly that are tax-deductible to the donor.
For the last four months, we benefited from our affiliation with the Institute for Nonprofit News by having tax-deductible donations made to us indirectly through INN. While we are now once again receiving tax-deductible donations directly, we shall continue to benefit in other ways from our affiliation with INN and its like-minded member organizations in publishing our newspaper, The Paper, and its website, Philipstown.info.
The decision by the IRS and our affiliation with INN both accord with the vision of our founder, Gordon Stewart, who believed strongly in having quality local journalism available broadly to and supported financially by the community it seeks to serve.
Our thanks to all of you who have contributed — and will do so in the future — to make our website and newspaper a viable and sustainable enterprise, actively contributing to the quality of life in our Hudson Valley.
The Board of Directors