2014 Tax Effort

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This page cites research and conclusions in the effort of filing Federal Taxes for DMS for the year of 2014.


  • Excess Benefit Transations - IRS
  • Donor Advised Funds - Wikipedia

Box A - the Dallas Makerspace accounts based on a calendar year. According to the 990 instructions, box A is only filled if the organization uses a fisical year (tax year) that is not the calendar year. We are intentially leaving box A blank.

Box B - although the Dallas Makerspace moved during the 2014 calendar year, the 2013 990-EZ filing already noted our move form 2995 Ladybird Lane, Dallas, TX 75220 to 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006> We are leaving all of box B blank as none of the check boxes apply for 2014.

Box C - the address and name of the Dallas Makerspace is: Dallas Makerspace, 1825 Monetary Lane, Suite 104, Carrollton, TX 75006. The box for "doing business as" is intentially left blank as the Dallas Makerspace does business under its legal incorporated name "Dallas Makerspace".

Box D - the Employer Identification Number of the Dallas Makerspace is 27-5107244. The source is our IRS 501(c)(3) notice at http://dallasmakerspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG.pdf

Box E - We are providing the phone number of our Treasurer and board member Benjamin Groves who has primary responsibility or our finances and this return. His phone number is 214-732-8764.

Box F - Benjamin Groves is our Treasurer and a board member. He has primary responsibility for our finances and this return. He can be reached at the Dallas Makerspace's address in box C. Per the instructions, we have answered "Benjamin Groves, same as C above".

Box G - [pending]

Box H - (a) this is not a group return. The Dallas Makerspace has no subordinates. Per the instructions, H(b) and H(c) are left blank.

Box I - The Dallas Makerspace is a 501(c)(3) organization. See http://dallasmakerspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG.pdf

Box J - The primary public facing website of the Dallas Makerspace can be found at www.dallasmakerspace.org.

Box K - The Dallas Makerspace is a Texas Nonprofit Corporation. See our Texas filing receipt at: https://dallasmakerspace.org/w/images/a/ad/TX-State-501c3-Filing.PDF

Box L - The effective date of our 501(c)(3) notice from the IRS is listed as July 30, 2010. Additionally the effective date of our Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State of the State of Texas is also July 30, 2010. Based on this information we are listing our year of formation as 2010. See: http://dallasmakerspace.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/IMG.pdf https://dallasmakerspace.org/w/images/a/ad/TX-State-501c3-Filing.PDF

Box M - The Dallas Makerspace is a Texas Nonprofit Corporation. See: https://dallasmakerspace.org/w/images/a/ad/TX-State-501c3-Filing.PDF

Part I

Line 1 - Briefly describe the organization’s mission or most significant activities:

  • The Dallas Makerspace is a shared space encouragaing innovative ideas and education within our community to promote science, technology and art.
  • Dallas Makerspace is a community workshop with the mission of education and collaboration in the domains of technology and culture.
  • Source : https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Mission_Statement

Line 2 - The Dallas Makerspace is not dead yet :-P. We did not sell an significant portion of our assets during 2014.

Line 3 - Under our bylaws, our governing body is the Board of Director. There are five members on our board. See section 2.1 of the Dallas Makerspace bylaws. https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/Bylaws#Article_2_-_Board_of_Directors

Line 4 - All of our directors actively take part in the management of the Corporation. We have no independent directors.

Line 5 - The Dallas Makerspace does not and has never had an employee.

Line 6 - 501 - The Dallas Makerspace is entirely a volunteer run organization. We are consider all members as volunteers.

Part III - 1

This corporation is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Within the limits of such purposes the corporation shall:

Build and maintain spaces suitable for technical and social collaboration. Collaborate on all forms of technology, culture, and craft in new and interesting ways. Apply the results of its work to specific cultural, charitable, and scientific causes. Freely share its research and discoveries, using what is learned to teach others. Recruit and develop talented members dedicated to these purposes. Promote scientific, cultural, and artistic advancement