Today TaxMama® wants to remind you about last-minute steps to take before 2016 ends.
Today TaxMama® hears from MJ in the TaxQuips Forum who tells us, “We have a friend whose child has been injured, and would like to raise funds for her to help pay for the bills. We cannot afford to file for a non-profit (KY); and don’t know if that’s even necessary for a case like […]
Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Contributing money and property are ways that you can support a charitable cause, but in order for your donation to be tax-deductible, certain conditions must be met. Read on for six things the IRS wants taxpayers to know about deductibility of donations.
Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new online search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, to help users more easily find key information about tax-exempt organizations, such as federal tax status and filings.
Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — Individuals and businesses making contributions to charity should keep in mind several important tax law provisions that have taken effect in recent years. Some of these changes include the following: Special Charitable Contributions for Certain IRA Owners This provision, currently scheduled to expire at the end of […]
Today TaxMama hears from Alice in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting concept. “As a non-profit organization we receive contributions from members and for their generosity we give them vouchers (with dollar amounts) that they can redeem for future events. My question is if we write off these old unused vouchers in our books, can these […]
During yesterday’s IRS Stakeholder Relations meeting, we were treated to some information from Joyce Hoover, IRS’s Exempt Organization Group’s Senior Technical Advisor. She’s been working with exempt organizations for about 19 years…so she’s lived through the history and development of this department.
The United Way realized that it had never received a donation from the city’s most successful lawyer. So a United Way volunteer paid the lawyer a visit in his lavish office. The volunteer opened the meeting by saying, “Our research shows that even though your annual income is over two million dollars, you don’t give […]
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 […]
Today TaxMama hears from Martha in New Jersey, who found something interesting. “I found a website called www.wishuponahero.com and I bought some clothes for needy people. Is that a tax deductible including shipping?”
Today TaxMama hears from Marie in Texas, with a quick question. “Our church members are donating personal items of jewelry, coins and other valuables. What is the best procedure to turn these items into cash?”
Today TaxMama hears from Jim in Missouri who’s come up with a winner. “I am on the board of directors for a Lutheran school. We wish to enter a raffle for a prize (car, jewelry, etc.), then offer whatever what is won at our annual dinner/silent auction night. If we win one of the items […]