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Legal and Tax Status – Legal Notices


Legal Entity Created by Official Charter Alone


International law mandates that the legal entity of an intergovernmental organization (IGO) is officially created and legally established by its constitutional Charter treaty alone, and is exempt from needing any domestic registration or incorporation in any country:


A constitutional Charter is a “treaty which is the constituent instrument of an international organization” (1969 Law of Treaties, Article 5), which thereby creates the legal entity of an “intergovernmental organization [IGO]” (Article 2.1(i)).


That IGO legal entity is thus classified as a “subject of international law”, because it is constituted by law, by means of a sovereign Charter (Article 3), as enacted by its founding States (Article 2.1(e)).


The resulting legal status as an official legal entity, created by Charter as a treaty, is thus fully “binding” upon all States (Articles 38, 43).


(Click to see Sovereign Charter founding treaty)




Incorporated Domestic Representation


The IVU Sovereign Charter provides that the international organization may operate through “an incorporated not-for-profit (‘non-profit’) legal entity registered in any State of its operations”, as a domestic representation, for “management of infrastructure rights or resources” (Article 27).


IVU operates in part through a United States non-profit incorporation named “Ignita Veritas United, Inc.”, registered in Delaware, with Magna Carta Bar Chambers international law firm as the sole director, as a domestic representation.


The domestic non-profit serves as a management company for project management, charitable fundraising, public relations and community outreach, and maintaining infrastructure for IVU international and its affiliate institutions.  All net proceeds are used to fund the humanitarian missions of the international organization.


(Click for Management Company details)




Non-Profit Tax Exempt and Tax Deductible


Sovereign Tax Exemption


As a sovereign institution of diplomatic status, IVU holds universal Tax Exempt status under conventional international law, by necessary effect of its sovereign immunity (1974 Charter of Economic Rights of States, Article 2.1; 2004 Convention on Immunities of States, Articles 1, 2.1(b)(iii)).


This diplomatic tax exemption is binding on all countries (1969 Convention on Law of Treaties, Article 38), and enforceable in the United States (US Constitution, Article 6 ¶2).


Humanitarian Tax Exemption


As a humanitarian institution chartered by its Member States as Not for Profit (“Non-Profit”), IVU is also generally Tax Exempt by universal standards of customary law, evidenced by the United States rule:


Any domestic non-profit representation also holds statutory automatic “501(a) Status” as a humanitarian “civic organization for social welfare” and a “society for educational purposes” (US Tax Code, 26 USC §501(a)), and thus by law is wholly exempt from any filings or regulation associated with the popularized “501(c)(3)” status, preserving its independence.


Universal Tax Deductibility


In addition to both sovereign and humanitarian Tax Exempt status, all donations and grants to even foreign branches of IVU are generally Tax Deductible by universal standards of customary law, evidenced by the United States rule:


All donations “exclusively for charitable or educational purposes”, to a domestic representation (US Tax Code: 26 USC §170(a)(1); §170(c)(2)), or from individuals to its foreign branches (26 USC §170(c)(4)), are automatically Tax Deductible, including donations through an affiliate trustee entity “for the use of” IVU (26 USC §170(c)).


Alternative Tax Deductibility


For countries which severely restrict deducting donations, there is an alternative deduction:


As a public government, all IVU revenues support its humanitarian missions.  Donation is a form of payment for its services of “facilitating business development by international government contracting and partnership opportunities”, as an inherent result of its charitable projects, which is legally Tax Deductible as “business expenses”.  In Australia, this allows an automatic “general deduction” of expenses for “producing assessable income” (1997 Australian Tax Act, Section 8-1(1)).


Exempt from Tax Reporting


Preserving its independence, any registered domestic representation of IVU is also Exempt from all Tax Filing or Reporting requirements by customary law, evidenced by the United States rule:


A registered “foreign corporation” which does not conduct any commercial “business” in the country (§11(d)), is a “non-profit” with no beneficiary “private shareholders” (§501(c)(4)(B)), and “is a resident of a foreign country” (§884(e)(4)(A))”, is exempt from all filing and reporting (US Tax Code: 26 USC §6001, §6011(a), §6012(a)(2),(8)).




Notice on Authorized Official Relations


Relations Only as Authorized – Any and all offers, engagements and contracts of the IGO with any third parties, which may have been discussed with any of its Member Institutions, Officials or Diplomats, are subject to written approval and ratification by the Directional Secretariat, or by the autonomous governing body of the relevant IGO institution.




Notices on Authorized Grants Practices


Grants Only as Authorized – All grants and donations intended for the IGO must be made to an authorized Account or appointed Trustee of the IGO, as confirmed in writing by the Office of Inspector General at the time.  Grants inherently exclude any conditions of influence, which shall not be accepted.  All funds will be used exclusively for the humanitarian missions of the IGO under its constitutional Charter.


Grants Exclude Any Services – All grants intended for the IGO must begin with liquid monetary funds available for immediate humanitarian use.  Any support services such as “monetizing assets” are outside the scope of IGO missions and executive functions, and shall not involve the IGO government.  (The independent university Law Center can be hired for such purposes by a prepaid retainer.)


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