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Color Bearer Tax Deductions

2014-2015

Dear Color Bearers,

We have gotten a number of questions regarding what benefits are not tax deductible. Please know that if you do not attend any Color Bearer events, your full donation is tax deductible.

New Color Bearers that received the book The Civil War 150: An Essential To-Do List for the 150th Anniversary, please know that $14.95 of your donation is not tax deductible.

For those of you that attend all events that are benefits at your membership level, here is a breakdown of your tax deductible donation:

CB Expenses 2014

If donor takes advantage of all benefits offered at their level the following applies:

Regimental:     $1,000 annual gift ($835 deductible; $670 deductible/individual + guest)*
Brigade:           $2,500 annual gift ($2,185 deductible; $1,870 deductible/individual + guest)*
Division:          $5,000 annual gift ($4,190 deductible; $3,380 deductible/individual + guest)*
Corps:             $10,000 annual gift ($9,180 deductible; $8,380 deductible/individual + guest)*
National:          $25,000 annual gift ($24,180 deductible; $23,380 deductible/individual + guest)*

If you attend only one or two of the events, here is a breakdown for each event:

If you attended the March Thank You Weekend in 2014, $100/person that attended is not tax deductible.

If attended the annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner, $95/person that attended is not tax deductible.

If attended the Grand Review, $218/person that attended is not tax deductible.

If you are Division and higher and attended the annual conference at no charge, 

$505/person is not tax deductible.

CB Expenses 2015

If donor takes advantage of all benefits offered at their level the following applies:

Regimental:     $1,000 annual gift ($776 deductible; $552 deductible/individual + guest)
Brigade:           $2,500 annual gift ($2,076 deductible; $1,652 deductible/individual + guest)
Division:          $5,000 annual gift ($4,051 deductible; $3,102 deductible/individual + guest)
Corps:             $10,000 annual gift ($9,051 deductible; $8,102 deductible/individual + guest)
National:          $25,000 annual gift ($24,051 deductible; $23,102 deductible/individual + guest

If you attend only one or two of the events, here is a breakdown for each event:

If you plan to attend the March Thank You Weekend in 2014, $133/person that plans to attend is not tax deductible.

If you plan to attend the annual conference Color Bearer tour and Author Dinner, $91/person that attends is not tax deductible.

If you plan to attend the Grand Review, $200/person that attends is not tax deductible.

If you are Division and higher and attend the annual conference at no charge, $525/person is not tax deductible.

Thank you for your generosity! If you have additional questions, please contact:

Emma Quarnstrom at equarnstrom@civilwar.org or 202-367-1861, ext 7226
or Melissa Sadler at msadler@civilwar.org or 757-369-9273

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