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The Hikari Institute is a Hawaii non-profit corporation and federally tax exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Hikari, means "light" in Japanese (the light itself rather than a source such as a candle or bulb).
The Hikai Institute is dedicated to preserving the history of Karate in Hawaii. It has three divisions: the Hikari Dojo, a family-oriented, traditional Karate dojo, the Hawaii Karate Museum, and the Hawaii Karate Seinenkai, a Karate research and educational organization with the following goals:
Hawaii Karate, 1933
The Hikari Institute depends upon public support to fund our programs. Our federal tax exempt documentation is provided below.
There are two ways to make donations:
A donation of any size would be greatly appreciated and we will send you a receipt for your tax records.
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- Please click here for a Donation Form. You can print the form and
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|Federal Tax Exempt Documentation|
The following documents (in pdf format) support the tax exempt status of the Hikari Institute. Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions. Public support is welcomed.
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- Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Form 1023), dated October 21, 1997.
- IRS Acknowledgment of Your Request, dated November 4, 1997.
- IRS Letter Regarding Application for Recognition of Exemption, dated December 17, 1997 (requesting additional information).
- Reply Letter from Hikari Institute, dated December 30, 1997 (providing additional information).
- Consent Fixing Period of Limitation Upon Assessment of Tax Under Section 4940 of the Internal Revenue Code (Form 872-C), dated December 30, 1997.
- IRS Determination of Exemption Letter, dated January 13, 1998, stating: "[W]e have determined that you are exempt from federal income tax under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3)." Advance Ruling Period Begins December 3, 1996. Advance Ruling Period Ends December 31, 2000.
- IRS Letter Regarding Advance Ruling Period, dated December 27, 2000.
- Reply Letter from Hikari Institute, dated January 4, 2001, transmitting Form 8734 (Support Schedule For Advance Ruling Period).
- IRS Acknowledgment of Your Request, dated January 22, 2001.
- IRS Modification Letter Regarding Application for Recognition of Exemption, dated February 1, 2001, stating: "Your exempt status under section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) is still in effect. Based on the information you submitted, we have determined that you are not a private foundation within the meaning of section 509(a) of the Code because you are an organization of the type described in section 509(a)(2)."
Thank you very much for visiting our website and for your support. If you haven't already done so, please bookmark or tag this page for future visits! We can be contacted as follows:
Charles C. Goodin, President
98-211 Pali Momi Street, Suite 640
Aiea, Hawaii 96701 USA
tel: (808) 488-5773
fax: (808) 488-5773
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