[Noisebridge-discuss] 2010 taxes

Dr. Jesus j at hug.gs
Wed Jan 12 21:36:19 PST 2011


On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 9:27 PM, Jacob Appelbaum <jacob at appelbaum.net> wrote:
> On 01/12/2011 09:01 PM, Dr. Jesus wrote:
>> Who's deducting their membership dues from their taxes?  My accountant
>> says as long as I'm not receiving any value from my membership then I
>> can deduct the full amount, but I don't want to find out the hard way
>> that there's a catch I didn't think of.
>
> I do not believe this to be true unless any membership fees count.
> Membership fees are not a donation.

Deductibility seems to hinge on whether value is being obtained in
exchange for the dues, not whether they are a donation.  As far as I
can tell, my membership dues don't buy me anything I wouldn't get as a
non member, so I'm not obtaining any real value and the dues should be
deductible.


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