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Title: Decoys for Charitable events
Post by: Jeff Fenerty on August 12, 2019, 11:56:34 AM
You guys that do decoys for charitable events, how do you handle things? I am doing 6 black ducks for Local DU chapters. Charged them for materials, about $60/bird.
Title: Re: Decoys for Charitable events
Post by: JudgeC on August 21, 2019, 02:39:04 PM
Jeff, I do a pair per year for my local DU chapter. I charge them nothing, but use the sale price as a charitable deduction. Judge Cardwell
Title: Re: Decoys for Charitable events
Post by: Jeff Fenerty on August 22, 2019, 02:46:34 PM
I used to just do them for my local chapter (donated) and was asked to do it for all of West Virginia. I went and bought all the supplies and then they told me they only wanted 5 versus 10. Wood blocks are about $20 per block and I had about $120 in paints and supplies.
Title: Re: Decoys for Charitable events
Post by: george williams on August 28, 2019, 12:19:13 PM
If you check with irs, you will find that YOU cannot deduct anything more than cost of materials.  Whatever the organization receives at auction cannot be used as a deduction for you. Just pbootying this info on. ;)
Best way to deal with it is to give them a decent price and let them get what they can.
Title: Re: Decoys for Charitable events
Post by: JudgeC on August 28, 2019, 09:07:14 PM
Thanks George. J