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Re: Google Summer of Code, LilyPond and GNU

From: Graham Percival
Subject: Re: Google Summer of Code, LilyPond and GNU
Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2012 12:41:19 +0000
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On Tue, Mar 06, 2012 at 01:22:42PM +0100, Janek Warchoł wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2012 at 11:17 PM, Graham Percival
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> > What happens about the tax form?  I'm not signing any legal
> > document unless I'm certain it's the right thing.  Is GNU
> > submitting that "foreign income" thing for us ? ... although I
> > suppose that GNU is an American organization, so they'd file a
> > different tax form?
> I've asked on #gsoc IRC channel.

Thanks for clarifying this!

> - we have no legal body, so we would be represented by an individual.
> This person will act as LilyPond Mentoring Organization inside GSoC,
> but this doesn't mean any legal implications outside GSoC.  It means
> doing administration stuff for GSoC.


> - i was (unofficially) told that if you don't send the W-8BEN form,
> Google doesn't get upset and simply doesn't send you the money,
> especially if you notify them about it.

Ok, if I'm the admin person, that is what I would do.  Some people
might view that as a waste of $500 (or more; IIRC it's $500 for
each student).  If so, then speak up and offer to be this admin
person instead.

- Graham

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