Where is the money spent and how are the financials overseen?
Immigration Voice is a non-profit organization. Monies collected by Immigration Voice go towards grassroots’ efforts and obtaining advice from our strategic counsel in Washington, D.C. As a 501(c)(4) organization, Immigration Voice is obligated to file tax returns with the IRS and have its accounts audited by a CPA.
The team members and volunteers who are running this organization have a lot to lose if they misuse the funds and break the tax laws as it would hurt their own immigration process if they do so. The IRS tax code that dictates the use of funds for a non-profit ensures the accountability of the financials of this organization.
We realize that these contributions are public funds collected from a number of people who want solutions to the issue of inordinate waiting periods for employment-based Green Cards. We have taken great care in making sure that there is proper oversight of the funds collected and disbursed and transparency in the funds utilization. All funds are collected in the name of the organization only and not in any particular individual’s name.
Note: Members are advised that by contributing to Immigration Voice in cash, kind, volunteering efforts, or by any other means of involvement, members realize that Immigration Voice is not liable for any delays in processing or inefficiencies inherent in the federal, state and other government agencies, given the nature of the system. Immigration Voice simply advocates and attempts to enlighten the community, policymakers and other parties that influence the institution of laws in the United States of changes required to make the system more efficient and considerate to employment-based immigrants and high-skilled workers. By contributing in any way to Immigration Voice, it is understood that no contract exists by which Immigration Voice can be held responsible for any changes to the immigration system. By reading this disclaimer, members understand that Immigration Voice attempts to advocate reforms in good faith. Any contribution made to Immigration Voice is non-refundable. Immigration Voice is tax exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code, and since Immigration Voice is not an organization as described in section 170(c) of the code, donors may not deduct contributions that have been made. As a 501(c)(4) organizations Immigration Voice cannot be responsible for your treatment of these donations on your tax returns. Being a 501(c)(4) organizations, contributions or donations to Immigration Voice are NOT tax deductible as charitable contributions. A part or entire percentage of your donation might be used for lobbying activities. However, it is your responsibility to report your donations accurately as required and to pay your taxes. We recommend consulting your tax adviser or tax preparer if you have any questions.