The CCC has officially incorporated as a 501(c)(4) not-for-profit customer advocacy group. Kindly take note that contributions to an I.R.C. § 501(c)(4) organization are generally not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible as trade or business expenses, if ordinary and necessary in the conduct of the taxpayer’s business. (See http://www.irs.gov/charities/nonprofits/article/0,,id=156411,00.html) We strongly encourage you to discuss the treatment of this donation with a qualified tax advisor when preparing your tax return.
The Certified Public Accounting firm, Koutoulas & Relis, LLC*, will be issuing letters to serve as proof of donations. They are currently processing letters for those CCC members who have made PayPal contributions. Since many of the wires and checks we have received contained only partial contact information, we request that CCC members who have made contributions via check or wire should complete this form: CCC_donor_information_form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org for processing. Future contributors who make donations via check or wire should fill out and return this form (CCC_donor_information_form), as well.
Our ongoing legal, public relations and lobbying campaigns will require additional resources in order for us to see them through to completion. Wiring instructions for the new CCC account are:
The Northern Trust Company
50 S. LaSalle St
Chicago, IL 60603
ABA # 071000152
SWIFT CODE: CNORUS44 (if foreign)
A/C # 3801078590
A/C Name: Commodity Customer Coalition, Inc.
You can also mail donations to the address below or use PayPal:
Make Checks Payable to "Commodity Customer Coalition, Inc."
Commodity Customer Coalition, Inc.
125 South Wacker Drive, STE 300
Chicago, IL 60606
*Disclosures: James Koutoulas’s father, Gregory Koutoulas, is a partner in the Certified Public Accounting firm of Koutoulas & Relis, LLC. Koutoulas & Relis, LLC which has been engaged by the CCC at discounted rates to provide accounting services for the CCC. The directors of the CCC feel that Koutoulas & Relis, LLC’s involvement with the CCC will be to the highest ethical and quality standards. No CCC directors have any affiliation with Northern Trust, nor do any of them or the CCC receive any direct or indirect compensation from Northern Trust.