Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1998: Tax Questions
David F. Delman
Fri, 25 Sep 1998 13:34:51 -0400
<<23 Sep 1998 16:19:48 Robert Caron <robert.caron@UMB.EDU>>
Let me add my 2c from a Business Experience side
of things, just in case are CPA's, TomT or someone
else with high qualifications misses your question
due to other commitments.
1>Are donations made to an individual scout unit deductable?
I agree with RobC's answer.
Call and order IRS Pub:17 to see a bit more
Be careful about what you consider donations
when it crossed the "For YOU/YOURS" "For THEM" line.
The IRS might not catch you, yet it is a problem
of ethical reporting.
One of our really good Scouts-Lrs does this regularly
when taking trips with his son and I shake my head.
> 2. If so, can a Charter Organization take a deduction for =
> donations made to it's own unit? I wonder because they =
> are would essentially be giving money to themselves...
Again I pretty much agree with RobC although he is
getting a bit over our heads in tax complexity and
alludes to a "For-Profit" as a Chartering Org.
My only reasonable thought is that you might be talking
about a line item in the CO's Non-Profit Tax Expense =
report that a normal person in the CO would call a =
donation to the troop. Sometimes us humans and USA Tax
Terminology don't walk hand and hand.
I recommend you look in the Scouts-L archives for
something TomT put in it about Taxes. I haven't got
it, yet, but I have seen others write and brag about it.
YiS, IMHO, and may we each attempt to live the SO,SL,SS,SM
Mr Dave (Hawleyton, NY (Baden-Powell Council