The plot thickens (a little bit)...
Closer examination of the most recent Form 990 filed by law by the Wikimedia Foundation shows that two errors (or falsehoods) were made.
Lines 75b and 75c ask the following:
75b. Are any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, related to each other through family or business relationships? If “Yes,” attach a statement that identifies the individuals and explains the relationship(s)
75c. Do any officers, directors, trustees, or key employees listed in Form 990, Part V-A, or highest compensated employees listed in Schedule A, Part I, or highest compensated professional and other independent contractors listed in Schedule A, Part II-A or II-B, receive compensation from any other organizations, whether tax exempt or taxable, that are related to this organization through common supervision or common control? Note. Related organizations include section 509(a)(3) supporting organizations.
If “Yes,” attach a statement that identifies the individuals, explains the relationship between this organization and the other organization(s), and describes the compensation arrangements, including amounts paid to each individual by each related organization.
The answers given by the Wikimedia Foundation (as completed by auditor Richard H. Caton of the St. Petersburg accounting firm of Gregory, Sharer and Stuart, P.A.)?No
How can this be, when just above those lines, the five (5) voting members of the Board of Directors are shown to include Jimmy Wales, Michael Davis, and Angela Beesley, who are all very high-level owner-employees of Wikia, Inc.?
I contacted Mr. Caton at GSS, and while he was not able to comment on a client's paperwork, he did say he would look into it. Even though I gave him my full name, when he asked who I was or what my affiliation with Wikimedia Foundation was, I replied...
I am a major contributor to the project!
His response was, "Oh, that's great." He seemed thankful that I brought this error to his firm's attention. See, there's some value in my having made my $1 and $5 donations to the WMF this year. I can honestly say that I'm a multi-time donor to the project!
The Form 990 on IHateWikipedia.com is working
The Form 990 on WikimediaFoundation.org is not working
It's weird, because they rightly identify Wikia, Inc. as "related (other than by association with a statewide or nationwide organization) through common membership, governing bodies, trustees, officers, etc., to any other exempt or nonexempt organizationon
" on Lines 80a and 80b.
I've already pestered the IRS enough times, but if anyone else wants to officially notify the government that the Wikimedia Foundation's Form 990 (Lines 75b and 75c) is false or incorrect, the information about Form 3949-A is found here
Remember, Jimbo tells us that Wikia and Wikipedia are "completely separate
" organizations. I suppose they think hiding the truth from the United States government is as easy as lying to The New Yorker