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FOAS is a nonprofit public benefit corporation registered in California, with federal tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Section 501(c)(3). Contributions to FOAS are deductible under section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code, and FOAS is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code. The effective date of exemption is September 1, 2012.

FOAS has a worldwide mission to promote free software, open access publishing, and reproducible research in statistics.


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