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boughtonfamily5
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My son & I are volunteers with Civil Air Patrol & have been told we can deduct the cost of our uniforms and travel to CAP activities. Where do we put this information?

 
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LisaBr
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My son & I are volunteers with Civil Air Patrol & have been told we can deduct the cost of our uniforms and travel to CAP activities. Where do we put this information?

To enter your donations follow these steps:

1.  Go to Federal, select Deductions and Credits, then choose Charitable Donations.

2.  Go down the list and select Donations to Charity in 2017.  (Do Not choose the Import from It's Deductible online)

3.  Answer yes that you want to report a charitable donation.

4.  Enter the Civil Air Patrol.  Choose to Add Mileage and Travel.  (You will come back to this page later to enter a Cash Donation for the cost of your uniforms.)

5.  The next page is where you will enter the mileage and expenses for travel for the donation.

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LisaBr
New Member

My son & I are volunteers with Civil Air Patrol & have been told we can deduct the cost of our uniforms and travel to CAP activities. Where do we put this information?

To enter your donations follow these steps:

1.  Go to Federal, select Deductions and Credits, then choose Charitable Donations.

2.  Go down the list and select Donations to Charity in 2017.  (Do Not choose the Import from It's Deductible online)

3.  Answer yes that you want to report a charitable donation.

4.  Enter the Civil Air Patrol.  Choose to Add Mileage and Travel.  (You will come back to this page later to enter a Cash Donation for the cost of your uniforms.)

5.  The next page is where you will enter the mileage and expenses for travel for the donation.

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Bsch4477
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My son & I are volunteers with Civil Air Patrol & have been told we can deduct the cost of our uniforms and travel to CAP activities. Where do we put this information?

"Held, since the organization [CAP] is a qualified donee under section 170(c) of the [Internal Revenue] Code, the taxpayer may, to the extent of the limitations prescribed in section 170, deduct the nonreimbursed, out-of-pocket expenses directly attributable to the performance of such volunteer services, such as those incurred by the taxpayer for the operation, maintenance, and repair of a personally owned aircraft, automobile, communication system, and telescope, as well as those similarly incurred for the purchase and maintenance of distinctive uniforms which the taxpayer is required to wear while engaged in the official Civil Air Patrol activities and is prohibited from wearing except on such occasions. Such expenses are deductible as contributions "for the use of" that organization.

boughtonfamily5
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My son & I are volunteers with Civil Air Patrol & have been told we can deduct the cost of our uniforms and travel to CAP activities. Where do we put this information?

Thanks, that was what I found online as well. My bigger issue was that I didn't know if I called it a charitable donation, which didn't make sense because purchases don't normally equal donations. But I think I found the information I need on how to include it in Turbo Tax so all should be good now.
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