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saswad
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My boat broke down during a charity volunteer trip requiring $1,500 worth of repairs. Are those repair cost tax deductible?

I volunteer for a church high school camp every year by bringing my boat to teach kids how to wakesurf. This year at the beginning of the trip with the kids on the boat, snapped the driveshaft. It required $1,500 worth of repairs. To get back on the lake, I paid for them. 

 

Since this accident/damage happened during a volunteer trip, are those costs deductible?

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MaryK1101
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My boat broke down during a charity volunteer trip requiring $1,500 worth of repairs. Are those repair cost tax deductible?

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MaryK1101
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My boat broke down during a charity volunteer trip requiring $1,500 worth of repairs. Are those repair cost tax deductible?

No, unfortunately because you were the owner of the boat the repairs you made (even though the damage was in the course of charitable use), you still benefit from the repairs when you are not using for a charitable function.  

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saswad
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My boat broke down during a charity volunteer trip requiring $1,500 worth of repairs. Are those repair cost tax deductible?

Bummer, but thanks for the response. 

MaryK1101
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My boat broke down during a charity volunteer trip requiring $1,500 worth of repairs. Are those repair cost tax deductible?

You are welcome!

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**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"
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