… MEBO Research has been determined to be exempt for Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. [Effective Date of Exemption: April 21, 2010] Contributions to you are deductible under section 170 of the Code. You are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code…
Organizations exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Code are further classified as either public charities or private foundations. We determine that you are a public charity under the Code section (s) listed in the heading of this letter. [Public Charity Status: 170(b)(1)(A)(vi)].
On behalf of MEBO's Board of Directors and all its members from around the world, I would like to express our most sincere appreciation to the Legal Clinic of the College of Law of Florida International University for the invaluable pro-bono contribution it has given MEBO, first in its registration as a “Not for Profit” Corporation at the Florida Department of State, Division of Corporations on April 21, 2010, followed by their extensive process of preparing IRS Form 1023 to apply for Public Charity Status with the Department of US Treasury. Without this FIU community outreach program, this accomplishment may not have come to fruition anytime soon.
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The underlying benefit of MEBO Research being classified as a Public Charity by the US Department of Treasury is the recognition of the integrity of the company, its Board of Directors, its past activities, and future commitments in accordance with MEBO’s Articles of Association and Bylaws. This prestigious status instills confidence in private and public foundations so as to encourage awarding research funding to MEBO and other entities who have united with MEBO to strive to achieve our objectives. It is MEBO’s unwavering commitment to uphold this distinguished honor by humbly, benevolently, and with determination carry out its very important mission – to promote research into all types of body odor conditions in order to find the appropriate treatment and cure, and most significantly, to persevere in extending the fruits of this benefits to all sufferers no matter what part of the world they live in. This is a tall order indeed, and so far, it has taken MEBO three years simply to achieve Public Charity status, so even though we know we that we've only just begun and still have a very long road ahead, we will continue moving forward until all is achieved.
More detailed explanation of MEBO’s activities in this respect will be forthcoming as projects and programs currently being developed are initiated, so that anyone interested in participating may do so. I look forward to working with experts, labs, and other non-profit organizations with whom we have already established a close working relations, as well as with each and every sufferer anywhere in the world who turns to MEBO for support, testing, research, and guidance.
María de la Torre
Founder and Executive Director
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