GUIDELINES FOR TAX EXEMPTION
Your expenses In re-enactments, living history, lectures, demonstrations, or any Civil War related event that is approved by the Board of Directors or the general membership of Scott's Tennessee Battery can be deducted from your income tax return under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
What can be deducted:
1. Purchases of equipment that you wear, show, display, or use
4. Material to make clothing
5. Expenses to pay someone to sew for you
6. Camp equipment
7. Modern equipment used exclusively for
Civil War reenacting (coolers, cots, blankets, etc.)
8. Travel expenses to attend an event.
Either gasoline receipts or mileage records
based on current IRS cents per mile.
9. Catalogues from sutlers.
What cannot be deducted:
1. Your vacation to Gettysburg or any other personal trip.
2. Purchases of any kind that you keep at home.
3. Any item purchased that you do not display or use.
4. The room in your home where you store your gear.
Non-members can also donate to Scott's Tennessee Battery,
either cash or items that they have a stated value of.
A receipt can be obtained from the treasurer to qualify for such donations.
Receipts are necessary to claim any deductions. The deduction of taxes is done on form A itemized deductions contributions as a lump sum entitled: Scott's Tennessee Battery. You must keep your own records. These records should be divided into two parts and phoned in to the Lieutenant by February 1 for each calendar year ending on December 31. These two parts are consumable and non-consumable deductions. For your taxes you keep this as one figure, for the corporation you use two.
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