[Noisebridge-discuss] 2010 taxes
j at hug.gs
Thu Jan 13 23:49:33 UTC 2011
Jof, if you agree with this could you please put this fact somewhere
on the wiki so I can point my accountant at it? Thanks.
On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 3:31 PM, Shannon Lee <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
> non-members are allowed to have shelves.
> On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 3:25 PM, rkt88edmo <rkt88edmo at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I do tax work for a living but don't specialize in indivdual taxation
>> and am not a member but have been to the space.
>> Since you didn't receive any goods or services from Noisebridge that
>> aren't available to the general public you do not need to reduce your
>> charitable donation deduction. I wouldn't bother with assigning shelf
>> space a dollar value unless "Noisebridge-the-official-legal-entity"
>> makes a policy to do so or you really feel that it really is of
>> substantial monetary value.
>> Given the full membership rate I would encourge anyone who itemizes
>> their deductions and who will deduct their Noisebridge membership dues
>> to document the transactions and obtain the tax ID number of
>> Noisebridge. Even better would be a letter or receipt from
>> Noisebridge with letterhead stating it is 501(c)3, including the TIN
>> documenting amount of cash or cash value of property contributed;
>> which I would hope you could obtain be if you do-ocratically drafted
>> it yourself and present it to the treasurer via email or at a meeting.
>> If you did either of those I doubt any CPA would have trouble with
>> you taking the donation.
>> I can answer questions offline if you have any.
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