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ICANN and PTI Publish U.S. Tax Returns for Fiscal Year Ending 30 June 2019

LOS ANGELES – 13 May 2020 – Today, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and its affiliate Public Technical Identifiers (PTI) published several returns required by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS), California Franchise Tax Board, and California Attorney General's office for non-profit organizations for the fiscal year ending 30 June 2019.

The Form 990, the U.S. tax return that non-profit organizations exempt from income taxes are required to file, was timely filed for ICANN and PTI pursuant to section 501(c) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code:

The California CA-199 and CA RRF-1 returns, which non-profit organizations are required to file, were timely filed for ICANN and PTI with the appropriate government offices, including the California Franchise Tax Board and the California Attorney General's office:

Additionally, ICANN filed the Form 990-T for 2018 and an amended Form 990-T for 2017 related to certain parking facilities.

The publication of ICANN and PTI's financial and tax information is part of ICANN's fundamental commitment to accountability and transparency. The community and the public are invited to review these tax returns and send any questions to planning@icann.org.

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ICANN's mission is to help ensure a stable, secure, and unified global Internet. To reach another person on the Internet, you need to type an address – a name or a number – into your computer or other device. That address must be unique so computers know where to find each other. ICANN helps coordinate and support these unique identifiers across the world. ICANN was formed in 1998 as a not-for-profit public-benefit corporation with a community of participants from all over the world.


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