Re: BSA Troop Finance Problem
ralph romig (rwromig@PPCO.COM)
Mon, 24 Apr 1995 09:55:22 -0500
Bob Myers asked the following:
>even becomes more the property of the Salvation Army as the troop is not a
>legal entity and the donations to be deductible must be made to a registered
In most cases the Salvation Army and the local Council will be a registered
501C3 corporation. The troop is not. The only way to legally solicit tax
deductible donations is to clear it first with your DE and have the donation
made to the Council for the benefit of Troop 575. The other way is to clear
it with the IH and have the donation made to the Salvation Army for the
benefit of Troop 575. Either is proper and legal. NO OTHER WAY IS LEGAL
for tax deductibility.
>Do you mean that donations to a troop (or more likely a post) that is
>sponsored by a for profit business are NOT deductible in all circumstances?
No. Those donations can be handled through the Council as mentioned above.
>Also, what defines a "legal entity"?
The Council and the Salvation Army are legal entities. The troop since it
is owned by the Salvation Army is not a legal entity. Only the Council and
National are legal entities within BSA.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City