Re: cost of uniforms
Milt Forsberg (miltf@UX1.CSO.UIUC.EDU)
Thu, 13 Apr 1995 11:35:20 -0500
On Thu, 13 Apr 1995, Dave Weerts wrote:
> Hilding W. Holroyd wrote:
> >...Tell the parents that they
> >can deduct those expenses.
> I am not sure about this but, I think only adult uniforms and related items
> are tax deducible. Anything bought for the boy is not. Maybe someone with
> some accounting/tax background can clear this.
The IRS rules are that a volunteer performing duties as such can deduct
any out of pocket expenses incurred. This means leaders can deduct the
cost of uniforms, patches, auto expenses, meals, and anything else
required to carry out the volunteer duties. Parents paying for their own
boy's expenses are not deductable since the parents are not the
volunteer. Even if they are the leaders, their own boy's expenses are
not part of carrying out the leadership duties. Outright contributions
to the Scouting program are deductable, however. If a parent contributes
to the SME, or Friends of Scouting, or whatever it is called, that is a
deductable contribution. Dues payments for their son are not deductable,
nor are uniform or outing expenses.
I hope this helps.
SM, Troop 7
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City