Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Donating Services and Products to the Lance Armstrong Foundation
I'm from Las Vegas, NV, and I own a production company.
We have recently been asked to have our photobooth at a Lance Armstrong Foundation event coming up in May and was trying to see if it was considered a tax deduction and what I would need to have the proper documentation to show at the end of the year.
From what I understand, I can't charge for my time, but I can charge for my expenses. Since I won't be me running the booth, it is one of my employees running the booth, using our paper and ink, our equipment tech setting and tearing it down, I am thinking that the payroll, supplies, and gas is tax deductible.
Am I correct in this or completely off base?
I thank you in advance for your time.
Congratulations on being asked and congratulations on accepting.
You are correct. All you expenses are deductible -- payroll, supplies, auto expense. Since your name will be outside the booth I assume this is a means of promoting your business. Since that is the case, then these are business deductions. If there were no business purpose for your helping a good cause then it would not be a business deduction, it would be a personal deduction.