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 in. She has now presented her vet bills for these animals and wants a receipt. I don’t think we can provide her one for a contribution or even an in-kind donation. Please advise.”
Actually, yes, you may issue a receipt to her. She is doing these things, essentially as a volunteer, freelancing to help your organization.
Here is a case where a woman, very much like her won in Tax Court – because she had records, and receipts from the charity.
Please read the story – and print out the Tax Court case for your organization’s records.
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