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The Forty-Niner Shops financial documents are presented in accordance with the guidelines established for auxiliary organizations by the Office of the Chancellor of the California State University System. All financial disclosures follow strict federal and state financial oversight including the California Non-Profit Integrity Act 2004.
The financial statements are prepared by an independent auditor and show the financial position of the Forty-Niner Shops and its operations according to generally accepted accounting principles.
Form 990 is an annual tax return that certain federally tax-exempt organizations must file with the Internal Revenue Service. It provides information on the Forty-Niner Shops' mission, programs, and finances.
The Articles of Incorporation is the corporation charter of the Forty-Niner Shops and defines the organization's basic purpose, incorporators, and the characteristics that define the Shops as a not-for-profit corporation.
The Bylaws are ruling documents of the Forty-Niner Shops that define the role of the Board of Directors and how they conduct business.
The Tax Determination Letter is issued by the Internal Revenue Service to validate the not-for-profit status of the Forty-Niner Shops.