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I belong to a 501c3 charitable organization and pay annual dues. Are they deductible? If so where are they entered?

 
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I belong to a 501c3 charitable organization and pay annual dues. Are they deductible? If so where are they entered?

Yes, you can with the restrictions cited below. Please feel free to post any additional details or questions in the comment section.

See link below that explains how to enter charitable contributions using TurboTax (click the How to manually enter your donations in TurboTax link to open it):

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4797927

From the IRS:

"Membership fees or dues.

You may be able to deduct membership fees or dues you pay to a qualified organization. However, you can deduct only the amount that is more than the value of the benefits you receive.

You can't deduct dues, fees, or assessments paid to country clubs and other social organizations. They aren't qualified organizations.

Certain membership benefits can be disregarded.

Both you and the organization can disregard the following membership benefits if you get them in return for an annual payment of $75 or less.

  1. Any rights or privileges, other than those discussed under Athletic events , earlier, that you can use frequently while you are a member, such as:

    1. Free or discounted admission to the organization's facilities or events,

    2. Free or discounted parking,

    3. Preferred access to goods or services, and

    4. Discounts on the purchase of goods and services.

  2. Admission, while you are a member, to events open only to members of the organization if the organization reasonably projects that the cost per person (excluding any allocated overhead) isn't more than $10.70."

"Athletic events.

If you make a payment to, or for the benefit of, a college or university and, as a result, you receive the right to buy tickets to an athletic event in the athletic stadium of the college or university, you can deduct 80% of the payment as a charitable contribution.

If any part of your payment is for tickets (rather than the right to buy tickets), 100% of that part isn't deductible. Subtract the price of the tickets from your payment. You can deduct 80% of the remaining amount as a charitable contribution.

Example 1.

You pay $300 a year for membership in a university's athletic scholarship program. The only benefit of membership is that you have the right to buy one season ticket for a seat in a designated area of the stadium at the university's home football games. You can deduct $240 (80% of $300) as a charitable contribution.

Example 2.

The facts are the same as in Example 1 except your $300 payment includes the purchase of one season ticket for the stated ticket price of $120. You must subtract the usual price of a ticket ($120) from your $300 payment. The result is $180. Your deductible charitable contribution is $144 (80% of $180)."






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I belong to a 501c3 charitable organization and pay annual dues. Are they deductible? If so where are they entered?

Are dues to to The American Legion tax deductible?

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I belong to a 501c3 charitable organization and pay annual dues. Are they deductible? If so where are they entered?

IRS Publication 526 notes that only membership fees above the value of any benefits received from the organization can be deducted as a charitable contribution.  Only the Legion can supply this number.