Innovative Media Inc. is the publisher and editor of ZENIT in all language-editions. It is a non-profit organization based in New York, and it owns the rights to this Web site and the copyright for everything published here, except those articles that explicitly list another copyright.
In a letter dated Oct. 15, 2001, the Internal Revenue Service of the United States (IRS) states that Innovative Media Inc. is "exempt from federal taxes under section 501 of the Code of Internal Taxes as an organization like those described in section 501 (c) (3), 509(a)(1) y 170(b)(1)(A)(iv)."
This official recognition determines that the contributions of donations from the United States to Innovative Media Inc. to support ZENIT, are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code.
To see the official letter from the IRS to Innovative Media Inc., click here.
To deduct donations to Innovative Media Inc., specify the Identification Number of Innovative Media Inc.: 22-3587621.
Given that Innovative Media Inc. is a non-profit organization as described in sections 501(c)(3) y 509(a)(1) y 170(b)(1)(A)(iv) of the "Code of Internal Taxes" of the United States, donors from Mexico can also deduct their contributions to Innovative Media Inc., as is indicated in Article 22 of the treaty of Mexican/U.S. taxes, signed Sept 18, 1992, and published Jan 31. 1994, and in number 17 of the following Signed Protocol.
In the case of donations from persons residing in Mexico, so that ZENIT administration can make and send the receipt of donation that will enable the tax deduction, it is necessary that the donor from Mexico include his complete name and last names, RFC and address. To correctly complete the format to declare the taxes, in the RFC space which asks for the organization receiving the donation, the donor should insert the following code: EXT990101NI4.
In some countries, Innovative Media Inc., works both by itself and in collaboration with "Fundación ZENIT España" (in Spain), "Association ZENIT" (in France), "ZENIT eV" (in Germany), "Associação ZENIT" (in Brazil), each of which are non-profit organizations in their respective countries.
"ZENIT España" is a non-profit organization established for the study, distribution and promotion of culture and Christian values in society, registered in the Registro de Fundaciones del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España, on Nov. 27, 2003.
The status of "ZENIT España," and the possibility of deducting donations sent to the organization from residents of Spain, can be verified by consulting the certification granted by the Agencia Tributaria - Delegación Especial de Madrid.
So that ZENIT can make and send a receipt of donation that will enable the donor to deduct the donation, the donor needs to send his complete name and last names, NIF/CIF and address.
The "Association ZENIT" is an organization established to promote the values and teachings of the Catholic Church, above all by editorial activity. It was officially recognized in France on April 3, 2004 (cf. Journal Officiel of the French Republic).
According to French legal codes of Jan 18, 2005, donations sent to "Association ZENIT" by readers from metropolitan France and Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Guyenne, have the right to deduct 66% of the tax to the limit of 20% of the imponible.
"ZENIT eV" is a non-profit association registered in Germany. The possibility of deducting donations sent to "ZENIT eV" from persons residing in Germany can be verified by consulting the certificate granted by the tax office.
The "Associação ZENIT" is a non-profit association registered in Brazil since Feb. 14, 2002, with register No. 3 of the "Ofício de Registro de Títulos, Documentos e Pessoas Jurídicas de Curitiba," with the name of "Associação Zenit de Difusão Cultural," which afterward changed its base to São Paulo and its name to "Associação Zenit Brasil," register No. 5 of the "Ofício de Registro de Pessoas Jurídicas de São Paulo." Currently, the donations sent to "Asociacao ZENIT" from residents in Brazil are not tax deductible in that country.