The Omid Foundations comprise a group of a non-political organizations, operating through three registered charities The Omid Foundation (USA), the Omid Foundation (UK) and Omid-e-Mehr Foundation in Iran.
Information for USA
Omid Foundation (USA) is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charity registered in the state of California in the US, EIN number 90-0406873. Donations by US individuals and legal entities are tax deductible to the extent permitted by US law. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
A limited number of in-kind donations (good and services) are also tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor or contact us at email@example.com for details.
We are a holder of an OFAC License issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Treasury, License number IA-11134b. The OFAC license is the authorization for remitting funds raised from US persons and entities to Iran.
Information for Canada
Because of the 501(c)(3) status of Omid Foundation (USA) in the US, Canada's tax code will generally permit deductibility of donations to Omid Foundation (USA) from the donor's US taxable income only. A useful reference may be Article XXI, Paragraph 6 of the US-Canada tax treaty. Please consult your tax advisor for details.
Information for UK
Omid Foundation is a tax exempt charity registered in the UK, registration number 1115318. Donations by UK legal entities are tax deductible to the extent permitted by UK law. Tax efficient giving by individuals who pay UK tax can be done through the Gift Aid scheme, which allows for Gift Aided donations to be regarded as having basic rate tax deducted by the donor. We take your donation - which is money you've already paid tax on - and reclaim the basic rate tax from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) on its 'gross' equivalent - the amount before basic rate tax was deducted. Basic rate tax is 20 per cent, so this means that if you give £10 using Gift Aid, it's worth £12 to us. Please consult your accountant for details.
A limited number of in-kind donations (good and services) are also tax deductible. Please consult your accountant or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Information for Iran
Omid-e-Mehr Foundation is a tax exempt charity registered in Iran, registration number 18047. Donations by Iranian tax payers are tax deductible to the extent permitted by Iranian law. Consult your tax advisor for details.
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Information for other jurisdictions
Tax payers from other tax jurisdictions should consult their local tax advisors in connection to possibilities for tax efficient giving to the Omid Foundations in their tax jurisdiction.