For Immediate Release
February 4, 2013
AFA’s IRS Status
ARLINGTON, Va. -- We are still pressing the IRS to correct a potentially harmful situation for us. AFA and its subordinate organizations do not appear as an organization eligible for tax-deductible contributions on the IRS’s Exempt Organization Master File, complicating attempts to donate to the organizations via external giving sources, (i.e., banks, charitable giving sites, etc.).
This issue is due to a system failure at the IRS, but rest assured, AFA and its subordinates remain income tax-exempt entities in good standing under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC). We also qualify as a public charity under IRC section 509(A)(1). As a public charity, individuals may deduct charitable contributions made to AFA and its subordinates as provided for in section 170 of the IRC.
here for documentation from the IRS dated February 2013 verifying our status. You can also call 1-877-829-5500 to get in touch with the IRS.
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. It is through generous and charitable giving that we are able to fulfill our mission of providing support to the Air Force, the Air Force family and aerospace education. From developing our Wounded Airman Program and Airmen families and transition programs to funding grants to dedicated high school educators across the country, we could not carry out these great initiatives without your support. If you’d like to make a donation, please contact Lois O’Connor at
firstname.lastname@example.org or make a contribution on the AFA site at
If you have any questions, contact Mike Smith, AFA Senior Vice President, at 703.247.5825.
The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military and aerospace education association. Our mission is to promote a dominant United States Air Force and a strong national defense, and to honor Airmen and our Air Force Heritage. To accomplish this, we:
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- EDUCATE the public on the critical need for unmatched aerospace power and a technically superior workforce to ensure U.S. national security.
- ADVOCATE for aerospace power and STEM education.
- SUPPORT the Total Air Force family and promote aerospace education.
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