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can a non-profit private volunteer fire department solicit

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can a non-profit private volunteer fire department solicit donations for a subscription for emergency response as a tax deductible donation?
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Thanks for the chance to help. I am an Arizona attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.

Not sure I understand your question...you want to know if donations to a Arizona Fire Department are tax deductible.
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We have a non-profit private fire department. Not a Fire Tax District. We ask for citizens to subscribe for a membership instead of being billed. The membership is a lower rate than being billed for a call. can the members deduct the membership fee as a donation to the fire dept.

That I do not know..that sounds like fee for service...which would not be deductible...but let me send you to a tax attorney. Just a moment please.
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Thank you.

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Thank you for allowing me to be of service to you regarding your tax question. Generally, if a person receives a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, that person can deduct only the amount of the contribution that is more than the value of the benefit that is received. I hope this information is helpful to you.
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Thank you for your information. It has been very helpful.


 


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