[Noisebridge-discuss] 2010 taxes

Sean Cusack sean.p.cusack at gmail.com
Thu Jan 13 18:40:41 UTC 2011

Maybe the best way to do this is to say the "value" of Noisebridge is the
starving hacker rate? If the IRS asks, you've got a great argument that
$40/mo out of your $80/mo fee is deductible. Just say that the $80/mo
membership has the same value as the $40/mo membership in terms of
rights/responsibilities/value, so anything you give over $40/mo is therefore
a proper donation.


On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 10:28 AM, d p fenn <weasel at meer.net> wrote:

> Le Jan 12, 2011 à 9:36 PM, Dr. Jesus a écrit :
> > On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net>
> wrote:
> >> On 01/12/2011 09:01 PM, Dr. Jesus wrote:
> >>> Who's deducting their membership dues from their taxes?  My accountant
> >>> says as long as I'm not receiving any value from my membership then I
> >>> can deduct the full amount, but I don't want to find out the hard way
> >>> that there's a catch I didn't think of.
> >>
> >> I do not believe this to be true unless any membership fees count.
> >> Membership fees are not a donation.
> >
> > Deductibility seems to hinge on whether value is being obtained in
> > exchange for the dues, not whether they are a donation.
> the other route you could go is calling your membership to a professional
> organization. dues or whatever for things like IEEE/ACM are deductable.
> \p
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