A number of nonprofit organizations in the science fiction field that are at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they failed to file required returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009 can save their status if they file by October 15, under a one-time relief program from the Internal Revenue Service.
Affected organizations are named in the state-by-state “List of Organizations At Risk of Automatic Revocation of Tax-Exempt Status”. The entities on the list have return due dates between May 17 and Oct. 15, 2010 and the IRS has no record of them filing.
I searched six state lists for anything with “science fiction” in the name, getting hits in California, Florida, Massachusetts and Texas, but nothing in New York or Oregon. Here’s what I found:
Exempt Organizations At-Risk of Revocation – California
77-0142484 SAN FRANCISCO AREA SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION
95-4671447 SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME FOUNDATION INC
Exempt Organizations At-Risk of Revocation – Florida
59-2575665 SOUTH FLORIDA SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY INC
Exempt Orgs At-Risk of Revocation – Massachusets
04-3059899 GAYLAXIAN SCIENCE FICTION SOCIETY
04-3411371 MARTHAS VINEYARD SCIENCE FICTION ASSOCIATION LTD
Exempt Organizations At-Risk of Revocation – Texas
75-2408737 JUSTICE SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY CONVENTION
76-0105046 NATIONAL HALL OF FAME OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY
The South Florida Science Fiction Society Inc. and the Gaylaxian Science Fiction Society are the most familiar names I encountered. This information may be useful to someone if the groups are still active.
The unfamiliar groups I searched on Google.
The San Francisco Area Science Fiction Association ran the 1987 Westercon; there’s nothing online about its recent history.
The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. in California was associated with Joseph Prevratil, now-retired CEO of the organization that runs the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Ten years ago he announced a plan for a saucer-shaped science fiction museum adjacent to that attraction.
The National Hall of Fame of Science Fiction and Fantasy in Texas was a project in the news about 25 years ago.
I came up with nothing for Justicecon.
The group showing the clearest signs of life is the Martha’s Vineyard Science Fiction Association, credited as sponsor of a writers’ workshop taking place next month according to the event’s website.