[Bonwicke] taxes

Paul Gilbert niklas at pbgilbert.net
Sun Feb 1 13:40:24 PST 2004


Go read the code and ask a tax man, which I have and he said that entrance 
fee's and such are deductible if you are representing the office of which 
you hold. It has been that way for years as part of the IRS allowing the 
deduction of dues and conference fees for those attending seminars and such.

However, if one is not an officer or in an official duty status of the 
group, they are not deductible.

I have checked this out with my tax man and have looked at the code itself. 
It is allowable.

There are other things allowable also as an official in the organization.

If one steps up to take on the duties of an organization, the IRS 
recognizes that as a financial burden and considers it a "donation in kind".

It is not dishonorable, it is legally allowed and those in those positions 
need to take advantage of it.

Which brings me to mind, are you an officer of a group or ever have been? 
If not, you should be and if you have been or are, I salute you.

The organization must be a recognized 501 CXXXX, non-profit group of which 
the SCA is (501 C3). It is no different than donating money to the group 
and is handled in a similar manner.

Even Tax Cut software address's this in its preparation of tax returns.

Talk to your tax man, they will say, you can deduct these items. If not, 
find a new tax man as it is quite legal as it has survived many audits.

HE Niklas Vasilevich
Baron of Raven's Fort



At 11:26 AM 2/1/04 -0600, you wrote:
>Were I a tax auditor you would have a hard time passing off event fees,
>clothes, mileage etc just because you were an officer of the organization.
>An event would not be considered a function of the office.   Those in
>Milpitas attending organizational meetings might get away with it.  But
>Baron Whooziz attending an event in his region would not.  Questionable
>would be the Kingdom Exchequer traveling to regional events to lecture on
>requirements of Treasurers.
>
>Fortunately for those getting away with such dishonorable scams, I am not a
>Tax Auditor.
>
>Larkin
>
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Paul Gilbert" <niklas at pbgilbert.net>
>To: "Western Region of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <bonwicke at ansteorra.org>
>Sent: Sunday, February 01, 2004 10:44 AM
>Subject: Re: [Bonwicke] taxes
>
>
> > Event fees are deductable. as well as your clothes....
> >
> > Keep in mind that you have to "carrying out your duties as an officer of
> > the group".
> >
> > Niklas
> >
> >
> >
> > At 09:33 AM 2/1/04 -0600, you wrote:
> > >"Contributions" to the Society for Creative Anachronism can be tax
> > >deductible.(see your tax attorney/agent/whatever).
> > >"What is spent on the SCA" (event fees, beer, etc...) is not deductible.
> > >Nice try though Eoin.
> > >
> > >Larkin
> > >
> > >----- Original Message -----
> > >From: "Cerinicus Silverblade" <cerinicus at yahoo.com>
> > >To: "Western Region List" <bonwicke at ansteorra.org>
> > >Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 12:53 PM
> > >Subject: [Bonwicke] taxes
> > >
> > >
> > > > It's that time again. We are all receiving our W-2's
> > > > and various other tax papers.
> > > >
> > > > I, however, have a problem. Since the SCA is a
> > > > non-profit organization, I am to understand that what
> > > > is spent on the SCA should be tax-deductible. If that
> > > > is so, where and how do I apply it to my taxes?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks in advance
> > > > Eoin
> > > >
> > > >
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Paul Gilbert,   KE5ZW                   H.E. Niklas Vasilevich,
Huntsville, Texas                       Baron of The Barony Raven's Fort
niklas at pbgilbert.net                    CSM, Crane, ORH, KGA , AoA
936-291-9532 home                               Kingdom of Ansteorra
936-714-3198 cellular                           Society for Creative 
Anachronism
                               AIM Name: KE5ZW
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