Con or Bust, Inc., Is Officially a Tax-Exempt Organization

I’m delighted to announce that the Internal Revenue Service has determined that Con or Bust, Inc., is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which means that donations to Con or Bust are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. Here’s the determination letter; the IRS’s online database updates monthly, so we’re not in it yet, but in a couple weeks you can search for our name or our EIN, which is 81-2141738.

Con or Bust does its utmost to minimize its ongoing administrative expenses and to pass as much of every donation as possible on to fans of color/non-white fans to help them attend SFF cons. It is entirely funded by donations, either made directly or through its annual online auction. If you’re in a position to donate, that would be extremely welcome (especially since, though I hate to say it, it cost $510 in fees to New York State and the IRS to incorporate and apply for tax-exempt status). Or perhaps consider offering something in this year’s auction–accepting items now through May 24!

(Updated May 8:) You can donate to Con or Bust online. If you have a PayPal account, you can follow this link to the PayPal Giving Fund and have 100% of your donation go directly to Con or Bust. Or, if you need to use a credit card, click the button below, and then click “Continue” on the left side of the screen, above the credit card logos.




You can also mail a donation to:

Con or Bust, Inc.
P.O. Box 9432
Niskayuna, NY 12309

Thank you for all your past support, and please spread the word!

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This is an archive view of Con or Bust's 2013-2016 auctions and posts. For the 2017 auction, to request assistance, and other current information, please see Con or Bust's main site.