Re: jri-pl digest: March 06, 1999 #poland


In a message dated 3/15/99 10:53:36 AM, dgries@... writes:

<< In reality, since the traveler has received value equivalent

for personal use, then the payment is not a contribution. >>

I believe this is usually determined by the sponsoring organization. For
instance, the U. S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC has determined
what level of membership benefits represent a charitable donation beyond the
level of what contributors receive as value in newsletters, etc. As such, the
organization involved needs to be contacted for a written statement of what
level of value it considers travelers would receive. It may not be much but
it may not be zero, either.

Milton R. Goldsamt, Ph.D.
Research Statistician
(not a CPA but someone with a working knowledge of itemized deductions from
some experience with them)

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