Re: Tax Deductibility?
John Cloninger (cloningj@NCR.DISA.MIL)
Thu, 26 Oct 1995 19:32:44 EST
While we're on the subject, and to help a poor brand new cubmaster
trying to come up to speed as quickly as possible on such things, two
of my den leaders have asked me a question I am having difficulty
finding an answer for. "What is a tax number and how does our unit
The origin/cause of this question is coming from one of the local
hardware stores saying they will donate a certain amount of building
materials for raingutter regattas, cub mobile's, etc. The only thing
they ask is for our tax number so they can deduct the donation. The
previous cubmaster says we don't have one and a little league manager
says it causes you audits and a lot of paperwork that's not worth the
effort (no more details than that I'm afraid).
If anyone could give me more details on what the tax number is, how
much it really can benefit a unit and how much hassle it might entail
I would grateful.
Very much YiS,
Never an Eagle :-(
This is so sad
Now am a Scouting father of four
Gee I'm glad :-)
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Subject: Tax Deductibility?
Author: SCOUTS-L Youth Groups Discussion List <SCOUTS-L@TCUBVM.IS.TCU.EDU> at
Date: 10/26/95 7:12 PM
Mr. Miller Sr. writes that contributions to Troops, etc. are not
deductible unless made throught a sponsoring org (church, etc)
that is IRS-legal as a charitable org. I don't have my 1040
instructions in front of me but I know that I deduct a
considerable amount for "contributions" in the form of uniforms,
mileage, and other out-of-pocket expenses, and that the
instructions specifically include Scouts in the list of examples.
A contradiction, or a misreading?
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City