To All USOA
Underwater Hockey & USOA personnel: December
information: Your USOA dues and the Hockey Development Fund contribution
(CenCal dues too) are tax deductible. USOA is an IRS 501C3 charitable organization: USOA tax ID 51-1175361
I only send
tax receipts to individuals who ‘contributed’ more than $50 in the year, and I write
all receipts by 1 January for previous year. I have written the 2010 receipts,
and they will be in mail by the end of the 2010 year. The mainly affected hockeyites are
the Colombia teams members and staff and the Skin Spear WC guys.
if you are a USOA officer/director/elected committee member, your non reimbursed related expenses are deductible: travel to attend meetings, phone,
postage, printing/copying, etc.
if you take the ‘standard deduction’ and do not itemize on your income taxes,
the tax receipt is only good for starting fires or making paper airplanes. If
you do itemize, the deduction goes on Schedule A, line 16 Contributions:
Underwater Society of America …. $XXXX
And you should
have receipts where possible and journal of activities in support of your
deduction. Questions? Contact me and I’ll try to answer. I am not, repeat not,
an accountant, so I am working only from experience – 2 audits!
53C Appian Way, South San Francisco CA 94080 USA
650 583 8492 land line - preferred contact
650 583 6184 fax
650 224 8353 cell - lives mainly in car unless I am traveling