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The Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal is pleased to announce our new status as a 501(c)3 tax exempt, non-profit education organization based on a letter of confirmation from the US Internal Revenue Service dated 2 February 2017, and now updated with our new name: Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal. The IIJA is formally a non-profit, tax exempt charity organization whose purpose is to further the study of gemology and jewelry appraisal for the benefit of the jewelry industry in general, and specifically those who would benefit from an education in gemology or jewelry appraisal but are unable to participate in the industry due to the current high cost of education, or other factors.
The IIJA has three main goals as a new non-profit, tax exempt education organization:
To accomplish these goals the IIJA will be re-instating our ComVet Scholarships, Gemologist Apprentice program, Gem Shopping at APO and FPO Bases, and other programs. We will rely on the tax-deductible donations of our IIJA Global Network to meet these goals.
Based on the IRS decision, all financial donations to the IIJA are tax deductible under IRC 170. Furthermore, donations of bequests, devises, transfers and gifts are tax deductible under IRC Sections 2055, 2106 or 2522.
Please remember: All donations to the IIJA are tax deductible and go 100% to the operations and goals of the IIJA.
The IIJA is now under the guidance of our Founding Board of Directors. These include:
We will be expanding our Board of Directors, as well as Advisory Committees, as the formative stages of the new IIJA are complete. Those interested in being a part of this new and exciting organization are invited to send your inquiries. We are seeking those with special business knowledge, gemological expertise and financial resources.
We appreciate the ongoing support of this effort from everyone, and thank you for sharing our vision for the future. The study of gemology is not rocket science, and it should not cost as much as a rocket scientist degree to study gemology. From today forward the IIJA makes our commitment to provide quality education programs in a non-profit, tax-exempt environment that will help spread the love of gemstones around the world.
Respectfully submitted to our IIJA Global Network,
Robert James FGA, GG
President, Insurance Institute of Jewelry Appraisal Inc.
A 501(c)3 Non-Profit, Tax Exempt School for the Benefit of Everyone Who Loves Gemstones!
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