[discuss] Interesting article

Jorge Amodio jmamodio at gmail.com
Tue Jan 14 14:53:42 UTC 2014

>>> I've no idea how is ICANN registered in other countries where it has
>>> offices.
>>> I'm not sure what do you mean about "requirements of US government". In
>>> the US ICANN is incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of
>>> California, and it has tax-exempt status ( 501(c)(3) ) which for sure
>>> requires from the organization to file yearly Form 990.
>> Sure they are non-profit, i was referring to the fact that they are now
>> spreading out of US and wondering how that plays since the exempt normally
>> did not cover the entire US in the first place[1]. However, perhaps its not
>> a an issue so consider it closed ;). My understanding of ICANN still having
>> a headquarters in the US still stands though (which is not a big deal)
>> unless convinced otherwise ;)
> The tax exempt status is both federal and a state exemption so ICANN does
> not pay any state or federal taxes in the US.
> Employees are not exempt of tax obligations and that varies according to
> where the employee resides for tax purposes.

Before somebody brings up the point, as any other US based employer that
pay salaries obvious ICANN is not exempt of its payroll tax obligations.

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