Re: Tax Questions
Ted Burton (egburton@VALINT.NET)
Wed, 23 Sep 1998 19:50:32 -0700
At 13:19 -0700 on 9/23/98, Robert Caron mailed Re: Tax Questions:
>An individual scout unit (Troop, Pack) is not a legal entity unto itself
Is usually not, but might be.
>This question implies the opposite of answer 1 above. If a chartered
>organization is one that must pay taxes and therefore could benefit from
>charitable deductions, it would not itself be a charitable organization and
>donations to it would not be deductible. If that organization were the true
>charter-holder, it could not "give money to itself" in the sense that it would
>become a charitable deduction.
I think we disagree a little. I think that money spent by the tax payer for
Scouting falls under Section 170 with respect to 'education,' and may well
be deductible as a charitable expense, or as a business expense for public
relations. This is one for a tax attorney or a tax accountant.
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