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Veterans’ Organization 501 (c)(19) Status

Besides preserving the history and legacy of LCI veterans, your support of the USS LCI National Association helps us defray subscription fees and expenses for publication of the Elsie Item and in conducting an annual reunion for these veterans. The Association is a registered 501(c)(19) nonprofit veterans organization and contributions are tax deductible.

The Internal Revenue Code section 501(c) includes two subsections [501(c)(19) and 501(c)(23)] which provide for tax-exemption under section 501(a) for organizations that benefit veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Internal Revenue Code section 7701(a)(15) defines “Armed Forces of the United States” to include all regular and reserve components of the uniformed services which are subject to the jurisdiction of the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, the Secretary of the Navy, or the Secretary of the Air Force, and each term also includes the Coast Guard.

Donations to war veterans’ organizations are deductible as charitable contributions on the donor’s federal income tax return.

For more information, visit The Internal Revenue Services – Veterans’ Organization.