You can certainly dedcuct the expenses from any income made, you may even end up with a total TAX loss, but unless you get the IRS approval .. as a 501 C(3) organization, you can't treat it as a charity .... does that help?
I still don't see you coming into the live chat here. ... I'll move us to the Question & Answer mode. ... Maybe that will help ... (We an still continue a dialogue there, just not in real-time chat, as we can here) ... Let me now if you want to discuss this further or of you have any additional questions on this
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