Donor Statement VS Official Tax Summary Stmnt

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david.m.merrell
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Donor Statement VS Official Tax Summary Stmnt

Postby david.m.merrell » Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:41 pm

Why would a donation to O-Scout camp report in the 2016 Donor Statement of Contributions but not appear in the Annual Charitable Contributions Official Tax Summary Statement?

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Re: Donor Statement VS Official Tax Summary Stmnt

Postby lajackson » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:11 pm

david.m.merrell wrote:Why would a donation to O-Scout camp report in the 2016 Donor Statement of Contributions but not appear in the Annual Charitable Contributions Official Tax Summary Statement?

Because it is not treated as a charitable contribution under U.S. tax laws. It is still a contribution, so it shows on the Statement of Contributions.

Older statements were formatted in a better way, in my opinion, where the other contributions were totaled at the bottom on a second line that indicated they were not charitable contributions. The older statements were much clearer in that regard in my experience.

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Re: Donor Statement VS Official Tax Summary Stmnt

Postby russellhltn » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:33 pm

You'll have to consult with a tax expert to see if the scouting donation is tax-deductible. Generally, if you receive any benefit (perhaps food or lodging for you or your children), it may not be 100% deductible. The church doesn't place any of the authorized member activities on the tax statement.
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Re: Donor Statement VS Official Tax Summary Stmnt

Postby lajackson » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:06 am

russellhltn wrote:You'll have to consult with a tax expert to see if the scouting donation is tax-deductible.

Russellhltn is correct. Even though the Church does not consider the contribution as a charitable one, part or all of it may be deductible depending on the details of the contribution. Your tax advisor is your friend.


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