Category Archives: Volunteering

2016 Mileage

TaxMama® and Ken Jeffries interview: LISTEN TO PODCAST: Ken: It’s TaxQuips Time from TaxMama.com . Today TaxMama covers deductible mileage. What kinds of mileage are deductible by individuals and businesses? TaxMama: Actually, there are four ways to take advantage of vehicle-related deductions: Medical mileage Moving Mileage Job or business mileage Charitable mileage Ken: What are […]

Horsing Around

Today TaxMama® hears from Paul in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to be generous. “I am considering allowing the use of my horse barn to a non-profit horse rescue organization. This group has several rescued horses that need care and would like to board the horses on my property. Can I take advantage of this […]

Vet Bills

  Today TaxMama hears from Tina in the TaxQuips Forum, who’s in doubt. “I work for a non-profit animal shelter.  We have someone who rescues animals, has them treated at a vet and tries to get them adopted. If she is unable to adopt them out, she brings them to us for us to take […]

Coaching Expenses

Today TaxMama hears from Mimi in the TaxQuips Forum who tells us. “My husband coaches my son’s Little League and travel basketball team.  Occasionally, he buys equipment for the team’s use and hosts an after-season party, complete with pizza, cake and beverage.  Some of these expenses are not reimbursed by the league.  Are these deductible?  How about […]

Crazy Cat Lady Takes On IRS

By David Stone, EA [TaxMama Note: This is the where I first read about the Tax Court case referenced in today’s TaxQuip.  Thanks David! ] Every town has a crazy cat lady, with way too many cats littering her property. Neighborhood kids walk past the house and wonder if it’s haunted. Adults drive past and […]

Deducting the Class Snake

Today TaxMama hears from Susan in the TaxQuips Forum with a fun case. “Assuming that I won’t make my son pay for it out of his allowance, for volunteering me to take care of the class snake for the summer… Can I deduct the cost of the frozen rats it eats? And what about if […]

Non-Profit Quotas

Today TaxMama hears from Dennis in the TaxQuips Forum, with a problem.  “I have recently become Treasurer of a band booster organization and need clarification about quota accounts.  They have a “quota” account for each student that is used for an annual trip.  You must make your quota amount or you are not allowed to […]

Get Money from IRS – Lots of Money!

IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants WASHINGTON – The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years.

Exempt Organization Updates

Today TaxMama wants to give you some updates on exempt organizations that may affect you.

Vet Services Donated

Today TaxMama hears from K in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common kind of question. “I own a veterinary clinic that provides discounted services to certain non-profit rescue groups. I have well documented records showing the amount the services would cost at regular price and the discounts that were given. Is there a way to […]