Re: Tax deductible cookies?
Turba, Thomas N RV (tnt1@PO11.RV.UNISYS.COM)
Sat, 1 Feb 1997 16:07:00 -0600
>I was wondering if anyone could verify this information on GS cookies being
>tax deductable and how do we turn the info in to the IRS?
>someone responded by saying:
>The $2.19 that goes to the Girl Scouts is also tax deductible. As is
>75% of the amount you pay Boy Scouts for wreaths and christmas trees.
> I always figured the amount going to the troop and GS council is
The IRS rules on this are clear. You may only deduct the difference between
what you paid for the item and its fair market value. This is true of G. S.
cookies, B. S. wreaths, or whatever.
>Do we need to
>get a receipt from the girl scout for the number of boxes purchased?
You do not need to get a receipt; however, it is always a good idea to have
one in case you are quetioned.
For people that are not aware, the archive has a document "Taxes and
Scouting" that contains much more information. You can get a copy of it by
sending a message to
The contents of the message should be:
GET SCOUTS-L TAXES
This document is also on the web at URL:
The document is currently being updated and a revised version should be
available in a few weeks.
T. N. T.
Thomas N. (Tom) Turba
ASM Troop 297 (among other things)
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