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=== How can I pay my membership dues? ===
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=== How can I donate or pay dues to Noisebridge? ===
You can pay your monthly membership dues in any number of ways.
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{{Membership}}
* We accept dues payments to our '''PayPal''' account:
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* '''Bank transfer''': Wells Fargo and other banks offer online 'billpay' options for their account holders that set up regular recurring or single time payments.  email '''[mailto:treasurer@noisebridge.net treasurer@noisebridge.net]''' for the account and routing numbers that you will need for this alternative to using online middleman services.
noisebridge23@gmail.com<br>
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* '''Check''' made out to "Noisebridge", with memo: "December Dues" or "Donation" (or whatever is appropriate)
With a PayPal account you can pay from your bank account or from your credit card.
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: give it to a [[Board_and_Officers|board member]] or officer at the space, or mail to:
*You can also set up an '''automatic monthly PayPal payment''' for dues:
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:'''2261 Market Street #235-A'''<br>
**For automatic regular payments of $80 per month: https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Standard%29&cy_code=USD&a3=80&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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:'''San Francisco, CA  94114'''<br>
**For automatic starving hacker payments of $40 per month: https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Starving%20Hacker%29&cy_code=USD&a3=40&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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* '''Cash''': give to a [[Board_and_Officers|board member]] or officer at the space, or any of the donation buckets.
**For automatic Affiliate membership payments of $20 per month (open to anyone and everyone!): https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=20&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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: For dues, please use an envelope labeled with your name, the amount, and "December Dues" (or whatever is appropriate).
* You can '''write a check''' (made out to "Noisebridge") and give it to a board member at the space, or you can mail it to:<br>
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* '''PayPal''' treasurer@noisebridge.net:
Noisebridge<br>
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** One-time payment: [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=treasurer%40noisebridge%2enet&lc=US&item_name=Noisebridge%20dues&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHostedGuest dues] [https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=treasurer%40noisebridge%2enet&lc=US&item_name=Noisebridge%20donations&currency_code=USD&bn=PP%2dDonationsBF%3abtn_donateCC_LG%2egif%3aNonHostedGuest donation]
83C Wiese St.<br>
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** Regular membership subscription: [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Doing%20well%29&cy_code=USD&a3=160&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $160/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Standard%29&cy_code=USD&a3=80&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $80/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Dues%20%28Starving%20Hacker%29&cy_code=USD&a3=40&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $40/mo]
San Francisco, CA 94103<br>
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** Affiliate subscription (repeating donation): [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%29&cy_code=USD&a3=80&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $80/mo][https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Hacker%29&cy_code=USD&a3=40&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $40/mo][https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=20&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $20/mo] [https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=treasurer@noisebridge.net&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=10&p3=1&t3=M&src=1 $10/mo]
* Most banks will allow '''automatic monthly payments'''.
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* '''Causes.com''': [http://www.causes.com/noisebridge http://www.causes.com/noisebridge]
* You can also '''give cash''' to a board member at the space; please use an envelope labelled with your name, the amount, and "December Dues" (or whatever's appropriate).
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* You can do a '''direct bank transfer''' to the Noisebridge bank account (at Wells Fargo Bank).  If you are a Wells Fargo customer, you can do this on-line with no fee from within [https://online.wellsfargo.com/ Wells Fargo On-line]; if you aren't a Wells Fargo customer, your bank may charge you a fee to send a wire transfer. To get the bank transfer info, please email:<br>
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treasurer AT noisebridge DOT net<br>
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=== Are donations to Noisebridge tax deductible? ===
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Noisebridge is an educational non-profit CA corporation for the public good, and we recently received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. All donations to Noisebridge since October 2008 are considered charitable gifts.  Whether or not your donation is tax deductible depends on your tax situation and other factors; consult your tax preparer.  Please contact [mailto:secretary@noisebridge.net secretary@noisebridge.net] and [mailto:treasurer@noisebridge.net treasurer@noisebridge.net] should you require documentation of your donation.
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Non-cash donations over $500 require filling out [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f8283.pdf IRS form 8283].  The rule for IRA account donations for owners over 70.5 years old has been extended through 2012, providing an option for fully tax-free donations to Noisebridge. Consult your tax professional for more information.
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Non-cash donations over $5000 generally require an appraisal of the property prior to the donation to claim a deduction.
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All non-cash donations must be in good condition or better to be claimed as a deduction.  For non-cash donations over $500, make sure to bring a copy of your contact information so Noisebridge can send you form 8282 if required under certain circumstances.  If you use a car to bring non-cash donations to Noisebridge, your transportation and parking expenses are probably (but not always) deductible.  See [http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p526.pdf IRS publication 526] for details and a list of records to provide to your tax professional so they can determine whether the deduction will be allowed.
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If you own appreciated securities such as stocks, donating the securities in lieu of cash usually reduces your tax liability and may increase any tax refund due.  If you have a retirement account with your employer, you may own securities and not even know it.  Consult your employer's retirement plan administrator and your tax advisor for more details.
  
 
=== Are membership dues tax deductible? ===
 
=== Are membership dues tax deductible? ===
No, but donations (in excess of dues) will be!  (as soon as our 501c3 paperwork goes through.)  Talk to a board member for more information.
 
  
=== How can I donate to Noisebridge? ===
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Maybe. Whether you can deduct your dues hinges mainly on the amount of value you obtain from the dues, and [http://www.irs.gov/publications/p526/ar02.html#en_US_2010_publink1000229659 many other things].  There are too many factors to consider to give a hard and fast answer here.  Some members do deduct their dues, but your relationship with Noisebridge may be different than theirs. There are also rare circumstances in which deducting your dues provides no net benefit to your tax liability. Please discuss it with your tax preparer.
You can donate to Noisebridge in any number of ways.<br>
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* We accept donations to our '''PayPal''' account:<br>
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noisebridge23@gmail.com<br>
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With a PayPal account you can pay from your bank account or from your credit card.
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*You can also set up an '''automatic monthly PayPal payment''' for donations:
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**For automatic Affiliate membership payments of $20 per month: https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=20&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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**For automatic Affiliate membership payments of $10 per month: https://www.paypal.com/subscriptions/business=noisebridge23@gmail.com&item_name=Noisebridge%20Monthly%20Donation%20%28Affiliate%20Member%29&cy_code=USD&a3=10&p3=1&t3=M&src=1<br>
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* You can '''write a check''', made out to "Noisebridge", and give it to a board member at the space, or you can mail it to:<br>
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=== Do companies match donations? ===
Noisebridge<br>
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Some employers will match an employee's tax-deductible contribution to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit!  Generally the nonprofit has to do some small amount of paperworkContact a [[Board_and_Officers|board member]] if your employer will match, and we're happy to do this work!
83C Wiese St.<br>
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San Francisco, CA 94114<br>
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* You can also '''give cash''' to a board member at the space.
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* You can do a '''direct bank transfer''' to the Noisebridge bank account (at Wells Fargo Bank).  To get the bank transfer info, please email:<br>
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treasurer AT noisebridge DOT net<br>
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=== Are donations to Noisebridge tax deductible? ===
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In particular, the following companies are already set up:
Noisebridge is an educational non-profit CA corporation for the public good, and we are about to apply for our 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.  Once we are approved for our tax exempt status, all donations to Noisebridge are retroactively tax deductible.  (However, '''dues''' are not deductible due to IRS rules.)
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* Google (as of July 2009)
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* Microsoft

Revision as of 11:12, 8 November 2011

Contents

How can I donate or pay dues to Noisebridge?

Membership

Who is a member?

  • Bank transfer: Wells Fargo and other banks offer online 'billpay' options for their account holders that set up regular recurring or single time payments. email treasurer@noisebridge.net for the account and routing numbers that you will need for this alternative to using online middleman services.
  • Check made out to "Noisebridge", with memo: "December Dues" or "Donation" (or whatever is appropriate)
give it to a board member or officer at the space, or mail to:
2261 Market Street #235-A
San Francisco, CA 94114
  • Cash: give to a board member or officer at the space, or any of the donation buckets.
For dues, please use an envelope labeled with your name, the amount, and "December Dues" (or whatever is appropriate).


Are donations to Noisebridge tax deductible?

Noisebridge is an educational non-profit CA corporation for the public good, and we recently received 501(c)(3) tax exempt status. All donations to Noisebridge since October 2008 are considered charitable gifts. Whether or not your donation is tax deductible depends on your tax situation and other factors; consult your tax preparer. Please contact secretary@noisebridge.net and treasurer@noisebridge.net should you require documentation of your donation.

Non-cash donations over $500 require filling out IRS form 8283. The rule for IRA account donations for owners over 70.5 years old has been extended through 2012, providing an option for fully tax-free donations to Noisebridge. Consult your tax professional for more information.

Non-cash donations over $5000 generally require an appraisal of the property prior to the donation to claim a deduction.

All non-cash donations must be in good condition or better to be claimed as a deduction. For non-cash donations over $500, make sure to bring a copy of your contact information so Noisebridge can send you form 8282 if required under certain circumstances. If you use a car to bring non-cash donations to Noisebridge, your transportation and parking expenses are probably (but not always) deductible. See IRS publication 526 for details and a list of records to provide to your tax professional so they can determine whether the deduction will be allowed.

If you own appreciated securities such as stocks, donating the securities in lieu of cash usually reduces your tax liability and may increase any tax refund due. If you have a retirement account with your employer, you may own securities and not even know it. Consult your employer's retirement plan administrator and your tax advisor for more details.

Are membership dues tax deductible?

Maybe. Whether you can deduct your dues hinges mainly on the amount of value you obtain from the dues, and many other things. There are too many factors to consider to give a hard and fast answer here. Some members do deduct their dues, but your relationship with Noisebridge may be different than theirs. There are also rare circumstances in which deducting your dues provides no net benefit to your tax liability. Please discuss it with your tax preparer.

Do companies match donations?

Some employers will match an employee's tax-deductible contribution to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit! Generally the nonprofit has to do some small amount of paperwork. Contact a board member if your employer will match, and we're happy to do this work!

In particular, the following companies are already set up:

  • Google (as of July 2009)
  • Microsoft
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